Florida Governor Signs Ban on Child-Like Sex Dolls

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A new bill aimed at the production and sale of child-like 'sex dolls' has been signed into law by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week.

The new measure signed on Wednesday by the governor was passed by Florida's legislature in an unanimous vote earlier this month. The new law, SB 160, makes it illegal to possess, give away, sell or displaying a child-like sex dolls. The law takes effect on Oct. 1.

Sponsored by State Sen. Lauren Book (D-Plantation), SB 160 "prohibits a person from knowingly having in his or her possession, custody, or control an obscene, child-like sex doll."

"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 in a statement after the bill was approved. "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."

The child-like sex dolls being imported from China, Japan and Hong Kong, are becoming increasingly prevelent in the United States and have become part of the $15 billion sex toy industry according to a legislative analysis.

Someone someone caught possessing, selling or displaying a child-like sex doll will be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor, while a second offense would result in a third-degree felony chargee, punishable by up to five years in prison.

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