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S. 2401: Jurists United to Stop Trafficking Imitation Child Exploitation Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 31, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2401

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 31, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Jurists United to Stop Trafficking Imitation Child Exploitation Act of 2019 or the JUSTICE Act of 2019.

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.

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.

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