Sex dolls that look like kids now illegal as Arizona Gov. Hobbs signs bill

Arizona lawmakers sent a bill to the governor's desk that would make sex dolls that look like an infant or child a felony charge to have, traffic, or import.

She signed the bill into law on May 22.

The House and Senate unanimously passed HB 2169, a news release from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office read on May 15.

The law "makes possessing, trafficking or importing a sex doll that is made to look like an infant or child a class 4 felony in Arizona. Further provisions and penalties are also included for situations where the doll has been made using a picture of an actual child."

The sheriff's office says there have been an increasing amount of these dolls in cases nationwide, including in Pinal County.

"I am confident Governor Hobbs will agree that we need to do all we can to protect our children from pedophiles and sign this bill into law," said Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb, previously.

Representative Quang Nguyen is the sponsor of this bill.

"These items are an abomination and have no value or purpose in our great state," said Sheriff Mark Lamb following the passage. "Now law enforcement across Arizona have one additional tool to keep our kids safe from predators."