A self confessed pedophile has developed a sex doll that he claims will deter people from abusing children.
Shin Takagi, the founder of Trottla, says that he has never acted on any impulse involving children but wanted to build something that would keep his urges and the urges of others under control.
Takagi told reporters that, “I am helping people express their desires legally and ethically. It’s not worth living if you have to live with repressed desire,” adding the doll, which is built in the image of a five year old female child, could be used alongside other treatments for pedophiles like chemical castration and behavior therapy.
Experts say that without hard data backing Takagi’s claim, they worry that the doll will only lead to more sexual attacks against children.