August 25, 2022 11.37 am This story is over 22 months old

Trial date set as man denies importing ‘child-like sex doll’

He was granted unconditional bail until his trial

A man denied the improper importation of a child-like sex doll when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court.

Rashpal Cheema, 29, enteted a not guilty plea to a charge of improperly importing a prohibited good between November 29, 2020 and December 18, 2020.

Cheema, of Woodlands Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, also pleaded not guilty to making eight category B indecent photos of a child and 1,100 category C images of a child between September 1, 2020 and February 2, 2021.

Judge Catarina Sjolin Knight adjourned the case for a trial at Lincoln Crown Court on April 3 next year.

The trial is expected to last two days.

Cheema was granted unconditional bail until his trial.

Judge Sjolin Knight told Cheema: “You have pleaded not guilty and I have adjourned the case for trial.

“It is likely there will be expert evidence.”