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House Passes Bill Banning Sex Dolls and Robots That Resemble Children

The Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act now moves to the Senate.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots (CREEPER) Act. According to a McClatchy article in the Fresno Bee, the bill is designed to ban the importation and trafficking of sex dolls and robots that resemble children. As the robotic sex doll industry grows, politicians are increasing facing awkward legal questions like this.

Such dolls have been imported from China, Hong Kong, and Japan, according to the Fresno Bee. As the language of the bill reads, the dolls and robots in question “are customizable or morphable and can resemble actual children… The dolls and robots normalize submissiveness and normalize sex between adults and minors.”

The bill will now move on to the Senate.

Read the full story at McClatchy