July 2021

Northumberland paedophile tried to buy child-like sex doll

A paedophile who bought a sex doll online has now been found guilty of making indecent images of children after the purchase tipped off police.

Malcolm Young was put on the radar of Northumbria Police in 2017 when he attempted to import a 100cm, flat-chested sex doll from China.

The 60-year-old’s purchase was intercepted by Border Force officials who duly informed detectives about their concerns for the package.

Officers visited Young’s home in the East Woodburn area of Northumberland to question him about the purchase and seized his computer and phone.

The electronics were reviewed and shocked officers made a grim discovery when they uncovered indecent images of children on his computer that Young had tried to delete.

Young, of East Woodburn, Northumberland, was charged with four counts of making indecent images of children and one count of tax evasion, concerning the doll.

He denied his guilt and tried to convince a jury at Newcastle Crown Court that he purchased the flat chested small doll, not based on its likeness to a child but because it resembled an athletic female body-type.

The paedophile also claimed that the deleted images found on his device were not his but may have been made by people visiting his home while attending parties.

Following an eight day long trial, a jury found Young guilty of all five counts last Wednesday and he faces jail when he is sentenced later this year.