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Referred in Senate (06/14/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4655


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 14, 2018

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


AN ACT

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation or transportation of child sex dolls, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act of 2017” or as the “CREEPER Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Findings.

The Congress finds as follows:

(1) There is a correlation between possession of the obscene dolls, and robots, and possession of and participation in child pornography.

(2) The physical features, and potentially the “personalities” of the robots are customizable or morphable and can resemble actual children.

(3) Some owners and makers of the robots have made their children interact with the robots as if the robots are members of the family.

(4) The robots can have settings that simulate rape.

(5) The dolls and robots not only lead to rape, but they make rape easier by teaching the rapist about how to overcome resistance and subdue the victim.

(6) For users and children exposed to their use, the dolls and robots normalize submissiveness and normalize sex between adults and minors.

(7) As the Supreme Court has recognized, obscene material is often used as part of a method of seducing child victims.

(8) The dolls and robots are intrinsically related to abuse of minors, and they cause the exploitation, objectification, abuse, and rape of minors.

SEC. 3. Prohibition of importation or transportation of child sex dolls.

Section 1462 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (a), by striking “or” at the end;

(2) in paragraph (b), by striking “or” at the end;

(3) by inserting after paragraph (c) the following:

“(d) any child sex doll; or”; and

(4) by adding at the end the following:

“In this section, the term ‘child sex doll’ means an anatomically-correct doll, mannequin, or robot, with the features of, or with features that resemble those of, a minor, intended for use in sexual acts.”.

Passed the House of Representatives June 13, 2018.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   
    Clerk