Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pedophile guide author defends his book

Just following up on previous posts about the guy who wrote the how-to book for pedophiles:

On Tuesday, Phillip Greaves (that's his police mugshot at right), 47, of Pueblo, Colo., author of "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure," defended his work, saying it's not obscene.
He made this defense outside the jail where he was charged with a felony.

The Associated Press reports that Greaves arrived at the Polk County jail in central Florida on Tuesday morning and is due in court Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Greaves was arrested Monday in Colorado and charged with violating Florida's obscenity law, a third-degree felony. If convicted, he faces a maximum of five years in state prison.

Speaking to AP reporters outside the jail Tuesday, Greaves he plans to fight the charge.

"I characterize it as a book of showing people who have been improperly represented," he said. "And also telling people how they can go about to improve their own lives and so that these people that are being incarcerated now can possibly be rehabilitated."

The Florida connection is because Greaves allegedly sold and mailed a copy of his book to an undercover cop who sent a written request for the book. Because of this, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd claims jurisdiction. Florida's obscenity law prohibits the "distribution of obscene material depicting minors engaged in conduct harmful to minors."

The book was briefly for sale on Amazon.com but was yanked in November after it prompted online outrage.

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