Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., on Thursday introduced the "Creeper Act," a bill that would ban the importation and distribution of child sex dolls in hopes of making it harder for pedophiles to obtain the items.

"It’s a uniquely vile person who preys on children to fulfill horrific pedophilic urges. During my 20 years as a prosecutor, I put away animals who played out their disgusting fantasies on innocent children. What I saw and heard was enough to make anybody sick," Donovan said in a statement. "Now, as a legislator in Congress, I’m introducing a bill to ban the newest outlet for pedophiles: child sex dolls. They don’t belong in our communities."

The Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act would be the first of its kind and would block people from buying and selling the silicone dolls online and in stores.

Unlike blow-up sex dolls, these items are extremely life-like and can be purchased with the options of open mouths, warming devices, and cleaning tools. Their faces can also be crafted to look sad or scared, depending on a consumer's preference.

Most child sex dolls are manufactured in Hong Kong, China, and Japan. They are typically labeled as mannequins or models in order to be imported to the U.S.

Law enforcement in the UK said 85 percent of child sex doll consumers were found to have child pornography in their possession.

"I have listened to the stories of childhood sexual abuse survivors first hand, and we must do everything to prevent future incidences. Giving child sex dolls and robots to pedophiles will do nothing but encourage harmful acts towards innocent children," Kathleen Richardson, De Montfort University Professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots said in a statement. "A child’s safety should never be put below a predators desire or commercial companies profits."

The legislation is similar to laws in Australia and the United Kingdom. Donovan has picked up 12 cosponsors and has been endorsed by child and ethics advocacy groups, including Safe Horizon, Stop Abuse Campaign, Stop Child Predators, Foundation for Responsible Robotics, and Campaign Against Sex Robots.