SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Victims of Jeffrey Epstein have thrown their support behind a bill banning the sale and possession of child sex dolls.
The CREEPER Act 2.0 was written by Suncoast Congressman Vern Buchanan and has been co-sponsored by several Florida legislators.
Buchanan plans to re-introduce the “CREEPER Act” which passed the U.S. House in 2018 but died in the Senate. Buchanan said if the bill did not pass this year he would re-introduce it in the 2021 session of Congress as well. Specifically, the CREEPER Act would ban the importation and transportation of child sex dolls, effectively banning their sale.
Only Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee have banned the sale of the dolls.
The legislation was re-introduced after a Florida mother reached out to the media after discovering that a lifelike doll resembling her daughter was being sold online. The woman told NBC Miami that a photo of her child was stolen and her likeness was turned into a sex doll.
The Epstein victims group, Victims Refuse Silence, the Child Rescue Coalition and the Selah Way Foundation have also endorsed the bill,