A man has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking a sex-dealing device.
Police said a 45-year-old man was arrested in Melbourne’s east over the weekend after they seized a sex toy in the Melbourne suburb of Broome.
They also seized a computer hard drive and some digital content.
Detective Senior Sergeant Jason Pritchard said police were concerned the man had been distributing the device.
“There’s a lot of speculation that it might be a toy of some sort, but we’re not yet aware of that,” he said.
“We’re still investigating to see if it’s anything of any use.”
Detective Pritkind said the man was being held in the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s women’s cells on a $7000 bond.
He said police had spoken to a number of other people in Melbourne who might have known the man.
“Obviously we can’t say with any certainty what it is, but I would urge anybody who may have been in contact with this man, particularly in the last year or so, to contact police,” he added.
Police have issued an advisory warning men to “avoid using digital devices such as the [sex toy] as they can be used to access and access data from them”.
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