Former Ramsgate school governor jailed for child sex doll offences
A former school governor and church warden from Ramsgate has been jailed for importing and having sex with a doll which depicted a realistic-looking child.
David Turner, 72, had also admitted possessing or making more than 34,000 illegal child sex images and movies at an earlier hearing.
Turner, of Hollicondane Road, was a school governor of St Ethelbert’s Church Primary School in Ramsgate.
At Canterbury Crown Court today (September 8) he was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment.
David Turner pleaded guilty to the following charges:
One charge of importing a child sex doll
Three charges of possession of indecent photos of a child
Three charges of making indecent photos of a child
One charge of possession of extreme pornographic images
He was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for the importation of the child sex doll and eight months for the remainder of the charges, in one of the first cases of its kind in the country.
Turner’s computer showed he had searched websites selling items including “flat chest love doll” and “mini silicone sex doll 65cms little breasts”.
The child sex doll is deemed to be an indecent or obscene article under the Customs Consolidation Act of 1876.
The importation of these items is becoming a growing problem and often indicates other offences, as in the case of Turner.
Former school governor from Ramsgate admitted having sex with an imported child sized doll