CREEPER Act of 2017 (HR 4655, 115th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
06/14/2018
Date of Last Action
Jun 14 2018
Congressional Session
115th Congress
Date Introduced
Dec 14 2017
Publication Date
Aug 16 2018
Date Made Public
Dec 14 2017

SciPol Summary

The Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots (CREEPER) Act of 2017 (HR 4655, 115th Congress) updates the United States Code on Importation and Transportation of Obscene Matters (Section 1462 of title 18) to prohibit the importation or transportation of “any child sex doll.” It would apply to anyone who imports, takes or receives a doll in the U.S. Violators would be fined and/or imprisoned for up to five years for the first offense and imprisoned for up to 10 years for subsequent offenses. The bill defines a “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.’’ The remainder, and bulk of the bill text, describes the motivation behind the bill’s introduction, which includes the assertion of a correlation between possession of materials and participation in the abuse of minors.