Child sex robots ‘could be used to treat paedophiles who want to be cured’
Realistic sex robots could one day be used in prison to help paedophiles and rapists deal with their twisted urges, experts have claimed.
Prescribing life-like sex droids to offenders might ‘cure’ them of their urges, according to robotics experts – with one expert suggesting offenders could have one in their cells. Speaking at the Love and Sex With Robots conference late last year, Marc Behrendt of ULB University in Brussels said child sex robots could be ‘a first step by mental health specialists’. Dr David Levy, author of Love and Sex With Robots told the Daily Star, ‘I can see the government getting involved in the case of criminals. ‘You go to jail and while you’re in jail, you have a sex robot in your cell. And when you come out, you have a sex robot for so many months, like being on probation.’
Levy said, ‘Maybe it’s something for the psychiatry profession to consider. So people who have sexual perversions, or whatever; if they want to be cured, maybe they’d go to a psychiatrist and they’d say, ‘I think you’d benefit from having one of these robots for six months’. ‘I can see that happening.’