H.R.4655 - CREEPER Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] (Introduced 12/14/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/14/2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.4655 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (06/14/2018)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation or transportation of child sex dolls, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the “Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act of 2017” or as the “CREEPER Act of 2017”.
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.
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:
(4) by adding at the end the following:
Passed the House of Representatives June 13, 2018.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|