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Governor signs bill outlawing child-like sex dolls
Florida Politics ^

Posted on 05/25/2019 11:44:50 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Thursday a measure outlawing the sale or possession of child-like sex dolls that lawmakers argue promote sexual urges among pedophiles.

However, some groups have argued just the opposite, saying those dolls can help prevent pedophiles from acting on those urges with actual children.

The legislation (SB 160) was sponsored by Sen. Lauren Book and was unanimously approved by both houses of the Legislature. Rep. Michael Gottlieb filed a companion measure in the House (HB 1107).

“A person may not knowingly sell, lend, give away, distribute, transmit, show, or transmute … an obscene, child-like sex doll,” the legislation says.

Violation of the law is a third-degree felony, with subsequent violations being deemed second-degree felonies.

Groups such as the Prostasia Foundation, which identifies itself as a child sexual abuse prevention group, have spoken out against the legislation, arguing it will endanger children.

“If we surveyed victims of childhood sexual abuse, I wonder how many would say they WISHED their abusers had a sex doll who might have taken their place?,” asked Dr. James Cantor, who advises the group.

But Book has countered that claim in advocating for the bill. She once again made the case following the Governor’s signing of the legislation.

“These are anatomically correct, lifelike silicone dolls that are eerily similar to real human children made for the sole purpose of sexual gratification,” Book said.

“Just as viewing child pornography lowers the inhibitions of child predators, so do these childlike sex dolls that have no place in the state of Florida. We want to make our state as unfriendly to child predators as possible.”

Book, who is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, says she learned of the dolls through her work with Lauren’s Kids. That foundation was started by Book and offers help to abuse victims.

A December report from CBC details at least 42 such dolls being seized at the Canadian border in the previous two years. The sex dolls possess “child-like dimensions and features,” according to the piece.

And a few months earlier in Kentucky, officials attempted to arrest and charge a man who had purchased similar dolls from China. While law enforcement argued possession of the dolls was akin to possession of child pornography, a judge dismissed all charges against the man.


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Child sex dolls is a thing? Disgusting.
1 posted on 05/25/2019 11:44:50 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Joe Biden probably owns a few.


2 posted on 05/25/2019 11:45:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Democrats sponsored this legislation. Republican governor signed it.

Bipartisanship.


3 posted on 05/25/2019 11:46:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

You took my post.


4 posted on 05/25/2019 11:49:06 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: BenLurkin

Good thing Bill Clinton and Bay-rak oboomo have solid relations with the Chinese toy manufacturers


5 posted on 05/25/2019 11:50:27 AM PDT by shadeaud (Live in the path of God and leave justice to Him)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What if the doll is marketed as a youthful-looking midget? As disgusting as this is, I don’t think the law is enforceable.


6 posted on 05/25/2019 11:51:46 AM PDT by 10mm
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just when I think humans can’t get any worse.......


7 posted on 05/25/2019 11:52:58 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to says)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Federal law defines child pornography as including CGI images that depict children engaging in sex, so realistic sex dolls are likely also covered.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2256


8 posted on 05/25/2019 11:54:14 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Socialists want YOUR wealth redistributed, never THEIRS!)
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To: 10mm

I've always had a weak spot for clowns.

9 posted on 05/25/2019 11:54:17 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Democrats sponsored this legislation. Republican governor signed it.

Bipartisanship.

Well, kumbaya

10 posted on 05/25/2019 11:55:15 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to says)
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"A December report from CBC details at least 42 such dolls being seized at the Canadian border in the previous two years."

Poor guys just trying to use the car-pool lane.

11 posted on 05/25/2019 11:55:32 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Americaz is a sick nation!


12 posted on 05/25/2019 11:55:52 AM PDT by Herman Ball
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To: billorites

I hate clowns. Thanks....gunna be a rough night for sleep tonight.


13 posted on 05/25/2019 11:56:01 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to says)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I've seen a video of these child sex toys from Japan. Very realistic. If it keeps these sickos from attacking real children I'm all for it.

Never saw the attraction to sex with children or other men. Disgusting.

Call me a relic call me what you will. Say I'm old fashioned, say I'm over the hill.

14 posted on 05/25/2019 11:58:54 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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To: Herman Ball


"Better buy this before they're illegal, Percival."
"Thanks.  Give me one."
"Shall I wrap it for you?"
"No thanks.  I'll eat it here."

15 posted on 05/25/2019 12:02:47 PM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: FatherofFive

It doesn’t at all keep them from attacking real children.
It just gives them another way to obsess over it.


16 posted on 05/25/2019 12:06:03 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: SauronOfMordor

“Federal law defines child pornography as including CGI images that depict children engaging in sex, so realistic sex dolls are likely also covered.”

hmmm. Images of children are pornographic?


17 posted on 05/25/2019 12:10:26 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: SoFloFreeper

SPJNK.


18 posted on 05/25/2019 12:10:45 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A plague on both their houses. Sickening!


19 posted on 05/25/2019 12:14:10 PM PDT by elcid1970 (No matter how bad things get, it can only be worse in New Jersey!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Even disgusting things are protected by the First Amendment. But I am delighted about the outlawing of sex dolls. May God be pleased by this action.


20 posted on 05/25/2019 12:14:30 PM PDT by 353FMG
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