Parents outraged over suggestion to give pedophiles prescription sex dolls


A rise in the sale of life-like child sex dolls has led to the arrest and conviction of several British pedophiles recently. Yet a charity in the UK is pushing to allow the dolls to be given to pedophiles “upon prescription.”

The British newspaper the Telegraph reported over 120 dolls costing over $1000 US have been seized by British customs officials in recent months. While British law states it is illegal to bring them into the country, it is not currently against the law to possess, distribute, or manufacture them.

A former school governor and churchwarden, David Turner, 72, was recently convicted of importing a similar doll into Britain.

Turner’s defense team argued that the 3’ 10” doll dressed in children’s clothing was not “indecent or obscene.” The judge disagreed and will sentence the married retiree in September. He faces up to 14 years in jail.

The Guardian reports authorities as saying many of the individuals who order these dolls also commit other offenses against children. For example, David Turner was found in possession of 34,000 indecent images of children and admitted to taking photos of children, reported the Telegraph.

Many of the dolls are made in China and Hong Kong and offer outfits and wigs for the child-sized dolls.

An operations manager with Britain’s National Crime agency (NCA) told the Guardian, They are the weight of a seven-year-old child, they are not something that is the traditional blow-up doll,” she said. “(They are) very, very different – more accurate anatomically.”

A recent search on Amazon’s US site shows many similar dolls listed in the “sexual wellness category.” The dolls are extremely life-like and “anatomically correct.”

While viewing the disturbing inventory, Amazon suggested a “Realistic Reborn Girl Baby” doll sold by KingMansion for $199.99. The sales copy states “No matter you are an adult or a kid, you can own this baby doll. Stay with her is very nice, you will enjoy it.”

Meanwhile, New York Post reports that outrage sparked when the public learned that UK organization StopSo suggested supplying the dolls to pedophiles who have a prescription to own one. Julie Grayson, chairman of StopSo, offered this argument to the newspaper:

“If someone comes forward and says, ‘I am attracted to young children, and I want help to ensure that I never act on that attraction, so that I never harm a child;’ then maybe society should consider the use of dolls in a carefully regulated way,” Juliet Grayson, chairman of StopSo, said. “Perhaps a ‘prescription’ for the use of a child sex doll could be given, alongside therapy, mentoring and supervision, could help the individual remain law abiding and fully accountable for their behaviour.”

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mistakenly attributed an incomplete quotation to Juliet Grayson and has now been updated to reflect the full context of her comments.