Congress Moves to Ban Child Sex Dolls Used by Pedophiles

The bill is called the CREEPER Act, which stands for Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act…

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(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Psychologists from the Specialist Treatment Organization for the Prevention of Sexual Offending (STOPSO) believe that pedophiles can have intercourse with robotic child dolls to prevent them from assaulting a human child.

The House of Representatives did not agree.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said the practice makes him “nauseous.”

The House unanimously passed the CREEPER Act, a bill to ban the importation and transportation of child sex robots, which reportedly come from China and Japan.

“I have mixed feelings today about bringing this bill to the floor. I’m happy that this legislation is moving through and we are taking steps to address a problem that very much needs to be addressed.” Goodlatte said. “I’m distraught, however, that this problem even exists – I am saddened that there are people in this world who would create realistic child sex dolls and distraught that there are people in this world who would buy them.”

The legislation claims a correlation found between people who use child sex dolls and people who watch child pornography.

The dolls have increasingly realistic features, according to Goodlatte.

“Customers can order bespoke dolls, providing pictures of specific children they would like the doll to resemble,” he said. “They can indicate a preferred facial expression such as sadness or fear. These dolls can be programmed to simulate rape. The very thought makes me nauseous.”

Registered psychosexual therapist Juliet Grayson disagreed with Congress’s assessment, saying the dolls may curb real cases of child abuse.

“For someone who has an exclusive attraction to children, there is no legal way for them to satisfy their desires apart from masturbating to an image in their own head as they’re not allowed to look at pictures or even draw a drawing,”

Critics of the doll, such as Jon Brown, head of development at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, claimed that there is no scientific evidence to support the idea that child sex robots would “prevent potential abusers from committing contact offences against real children.”

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.