Author Of Pedophile Manual Arrested

Human EventsJohn Hayward

You may recall the ruckus from a few months ago, when came under fire for selling a self-published book called The Pedophile’s Guide To Love And Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct. Amazon eventually gave in to public outrage and pulled the book, but author Philip Greaves continued his efforts to sell it, and now they have brought him afoul of Florida’s obscenity laws.

Greaves was arrested at his Pueblo, Colorado, home today after selling a signed copy of his book by mail order to undercover detectives in Polk County, Florida. I wonder if he added a personalized inscription. I can hardly imagine what it might have said.

Polk County sheriff Grady Judd seemed numb with horror in a CNN interview, as he cited Florida obscenity law: “You cannot engage or depict children in a harmful relationship.” It turns out that Greaves’ book does both – it includes illustrations. “He actually provided a how-to guide to commit sexual battery against children,” Judd continued. “There may be nothing the other 49 states can do, but there’s something Florida can do to make sure we prosecute Philip Greaves for this manifesto… The message is very clear: If you write a book, if you sell that book, if you transmit that book to anyone in our jurisdiction, then we will investigate you and arrest, because our goal is protect the children.”

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