Mom Warns Parents After Daughter’s Photo Was Stolen, Used to Make Child Sex Dolls

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It’s 2020 friends, and by now, parent or not, we all know the internet can be a dark and twisted place. This year has shed more light on modern-day slavery, sex trafficking, and child exploitation, but there is still so much work to be done.

One mom is speaking out this week after her 8-year-old daughter’s photo was stolen and used to create child sex dolls that were being sold on Amazon.

Love 520 Doll Resembles Kat

On August 12, 2020, Terri received a Facebook message from a friend containing images of a child sex doll that was being sold on Amazon. The doll, sold by a company called “love 520” resembled her 8-year-old daughter, Kat, and more specifically, photos of Kat that Terri had shared in a Facebook group.

“I read the message from my friend and saw the image, and I instantly started to cry uncontrollably. I was completely overwhelmed with a mix of emotions that I’ve never felt before,” Terri told Child Rescue Coalition, a nonprofit organization that rescues children from sexual abuse by building technology for law enforcement to track, arrest and prosecute child predators.

The image of the doll looked very similar to a photo I’ve taken of my daughter. This image had the same socks as my daughter and the same pose as my daughter on our sofa at home,” Terri said. “She had that same sweatshirt and facial features as that image, even the same stuffed animal! I couldn’t imagine that some sicko would use my daughter’s photo to create something so ugly and evil to be used for abuse by pedophiles. And I was in shock that Amazon would sell an inappropriate child sex doll on their website…I asked myself how can this be legal in the United States?”

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After doing some digging, Terri learned that the child sex doll, which retailed for $559, had been listed on Amazon since November of 2019. She immediately reached out to the online superstore to have the doll removed. It took four days, but the product was no longer available—on Amazon, that is. It wasn’t long before Terri then began receiving messages of other places it was listed on the internet. Her daughter was being sexually exploited and feeling helpless, Terri reached out to Child Rescue Coalition.

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According to the organization, child sex dolls are legal in the United States, with the exception of Florida, Tennessee, and Kentucky. But they shouldn’t be. Over the last several years, many have worked hard to get them banned from U.S. imports altogether via the Creeper Act, which would “block the importation and transportation of anatomically correct childlike dolls, mannequins or robots, intended for use in sexual acts.”

But after being stalled in the Senate, the bill has yet to serve its purpose.

Glen Pounder, Chief Operating Officer at Child Rescue Coalition says while they were aware of, and have taken steps to identify predators who are purchasing child sex dolls, they had never come across anything like this.

“This kind of doll, with the likeness of a real child, isn’t something we’d encountered and adds an additional even more sinister aspect,” he said.

After hearing Terri’s story, Pounder wrote this petition, which aims to educate the public and gain support in the fight to make all child sex dolls illegal in the United States.

“The real goal is to create a safer society for all children,” he added.

Child Sex Dolls and Pedophiles

Michael Bourke, Ph.D, who serves as Chief of the Behavioral Analysis Unit for the U.S, Marshals Service has worked with sex offenders for over a decade in the federal prison system. He says these child sex dolls are often found in the homes of active sexual abusers during law enforcement raids.

“These dolls make the sexual fantasies of pedophiles more real. And making their fantasies more real is precisely what we want to avoid,” he says. We do not want them to reach the point where they become habituated to their dolls. The child sex dolls reinforce and increase the longing and desire to abuse children, and because the dolls are only a substitute for what the offender truly wants, they are likely to ‘push’ offenders down the road toward acting out with a real child.”

Amazon came under fire in March of 2019 for allowing child sex dolls to be sold on its platform. The retail giant ensured it had a corporate policy in place intended to restrict the sales of these products, and vowed to remove them. As can be seen by Terri’s experience this month, child sex dolls remain on the platform.

Child Sex Dolls

“There should be a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse material which includes sex dolls that look like real children,” Terri says. “The United States should not support pedophiles that wish to sexually abuse our children. We need to act NOW.”

You can sign the petition in support of making it illegal to buy child sex dolls in the U.S., and join the fight to see the Creeper Act and other legislation passed by sharing this story.

Terri, along with Child Rescue Coalition also encourages others to reach out to their local state officials and representatives.

“I know in my heart that I need to get the Creeper Act passed so this nightmare will never happen to another family or a child. I want a new federal law to charge these buyers as sex offenders,” Terri says. “I want the people that create these dolls banned from selling them in the United States, and charged and fined.”


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