Customs and border protection services. Sometimes there are TV shows about them, how they work, the kind of things they find and seize. They do a very important job, preventing drugs, counterfeit medicines, child pornography, living animals, explosives and other dangerous materials or people to enter the country. But also a less appreciated thing for the public or companies: applying taxes and import duties on foreign goods. In many countries, customs services have very broad powers, for example to search a person’s bags or car without needing a search warrant. Should they find something illegal, they forward the case to the police for a more thorough investigation.
Which brings us to Doddler’s case.
Earlier this year, Doddler placed an order online on NLS for 3 onaholes including what one may describe as a loli onahole, with packaging: the Sujiman Kupaa Cocolo. On February, the packet entered his homeland Canada, and got randomly checked by Canada Border Services Agency at Calgary, who forwarded it to Royal Canadian Mounted Police for investigation. The content being described as “picture of what appeared to be an animated underage girl” coming together with “a doll”.
After 1 month of investigation, including a period during which Doddler says he’s been monitored outside his home and work, tailed while being with friends, he’s been subsequently arrested after a sting operation with a fake DHL delivery driver. The charges pressed against him were “possession of child pornography, importing obscene goods, and smuggling or attempting to smuggle prohibited goods”, and the loli packaging as only evidence. Placed into custody for 13 hours, Doddler got questioned about the product, his sexual preferences, his behaviors… After being released, he hired a criminal lawyer to defend himself on court.
However, the prosecutor wasn’t in a hurry to bring the case on court. After a few months, the case was finally settled under a “peace bond”, applying on Doddler restrictions and duties including: regular meeting with probation officer, avoiding any contact with a person under 16 years old unaccompanied by a parent, to stay away from parks and swimming pools and “other facilities where children may attend”. If deemed necessary, the probation officer can conduct a psychological evaluation of Doddler. However if he abides to these requirements, after 1 year the case is closed and no criminal record or sex offender listing happens.
The story made it in the press, with local newspapers reporting the case in details, including Doddler’s name and age, leading to what Doddler describes as “pitchfork hating” on Facebook, and awkward conversations with friends and work clients. Doddler didn’t elaborate on the nature of the hateful messages he received (which one may expect to not be very “friendly”). On other online services, Doddler received more understanding messages. As of today, Doddler is back on Twitter and resumes his activities which are related to visual novels, gaming, and programming.
My personal opinion
Since Doddler’s “mishap”, it clearly appears to all Canadian onahole users (which are many, considering it’s the second most represented country in Onahole Review’s visitor stats), that loli content is banned in the country and associated to child pornography. So it is highly recommended to request removal of the packaging to the vendor, may the customer actually be interested in such content or not.
Loli and shota content has long been a subject of controversy, blending the Japanese character design emphasizing on cuteness/delusion and the western viewpoint that no sexual depiction of minors even of totally fictional characters should be tolerated. We at Onahole Review choose to be progressive, warning visitors about the specificity of loli onaholes against local laws, and defending a clear distinction between fantasies, fictional drawings, and crimes of sexual abuse on children. In my opinion, loli/shota content can have the purpose of safe sexual outlet for some people suffering from pedophilia, effectively reducing temptations and cases of child sexual abuse or consumption of pictures thereof. But little studies exist to either confirm such link, or in contrary expose an entry-door effect leading to real child porn. I think the debate can’t be avoided, now that we are close to virtual reality devices associated to ever better silicone sex dolls soon with robotics. I understand fictional content and plastic masturbators may still be seen as “creepy” by the average masturbation-taboo-loaded western people, but the potential effect of reducing sexual urges, abuse and rape must not be discarded too easily. Finally, I fear that focusing on fictional content created or owned by individuals drifts police resources away from investigations and prosecutions against real child sex exploitation networks, who are international, highly organized, well-funded mafias enslaving many children and causing immense harm worldwide, or for the police to help victims speaking out about family abuse. So, could I say: protect the children, legalize the lolis ? We definitively need more academic studies on that difficult subject. And always keeping a cool head.