The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to ban the importation and transportation of sex robots and dolls that look like children -- a move that would bring the U.S. in line with similar policies in Australia and the U.K.
It defines “child sex doll” as “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.’’
Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., said the move was important as such robots can be a gateway for abusers to move onto abusing children.
“Right now, a few clicks on a computer can allow a predator to order a vile child sex doll.
“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,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said according to McClatchy.