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On trial for child porn, dad claims he bought child sex doll to replace dead son

A Canadian man facing child pornography charges for allegedly buying a child-sized sex doll claimed he bought it to replace his infant son who died in 1986.

Per the Canadian Press, a court heard closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of Kenneth Harrisson, 54. Harrison was charged in 2013 after he reportedly ordered “Carol” from a Japanese website and it was intercepted by the Canada Border Services Agency.

The case has lingered in the courts for years as legal questions loomed whether it’s child pornography if a real child isn’t involved, the outlet noted.

While Harrison’s accused of buying the doll to have intercourse with it, he maintained that he purchased the doll to replace his son, who died decades earlier at six months.

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He went on to explain that he didn’t order a baby-sized doll because he wanted a doll that would resemble how his son would’ve looked like in 2013. He claimed he didn’t buy a mannequin, as he sought something life-like.

“I did not order a sex doll of a childlike nature,” Harrisson said, according to the Press. “The purpose I intended it for was to replace my deceased son, period.”

Despite this, a forensic psychologist had stated at an earlier trial date that “Carol” was the size of a prepubescent child and lacked sexually mature features.

Harrison testified that he and his wife separated a year after his son’s death from sudden infant death syndrome. He said he’s been living with his mother for the past 30 years, according to The Telegraph.

The news outlet reported that court proceedings came to a halt Friday when Harrison when he collapsed while taking the stand. The courtroom was cleared and paramedics arrived at the scene 40 minutes later—a delay that reportedly occurred due to miscommunication about who was calling 911.

In addition to possession of child pornography, Harrison was charged with mailing obscene materials and smuggling and possessing prohibited goods. The Telegraph reported that the St. John’s court hasn’t heard evidence that Harrison’s a pedophile.

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