My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: any state
I am not sure where to post this. Is does not apply to me directly but to an article I read on a debate site. The article spoke of a Japanese company that sells life like sex dolls that look like children. One of the posters stated that the authorities could get a list of the customers and arrest all the customers. This person was rebutted with the fact that there is no crime in someone buying a sex toy. Repulsive as this may be that someone would use a child doll for sex, I am unaware that it is illegal to buy one in the US. This person stated when asked what they would be arrested for would be the child porn they "inevitably" have on their computers.
Many users rebutted that the police could not simply have reasonable cause to go into someone's home or computer because they buy a sex toy that looks like a child. This person continues to refute that and state as an example for reasonable cause for police to search is if they see drug paraphernalia in a car, they could search a car. It was argued that is different because drug paraphernalia is illegal - sex toys are not illegal.
My question is - could LE use this list - if they somehow got a hold of it legally from the company - to search for child porn? Would there be any reason they could legally get this list of customers?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a6811046.html -- This was the article in debate.