[UPDATE] Author of Pedophilia How-To Book Arrested

By: AP
By: AP

[UPDATE] 12-22 11:10AM --

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) --

A Colorado man who wrote a how-to guide for pedophiles is scheduled for his first appearance in a Florida court.

Phillip Greaves of Pueblo, Colo., is charged with violating
Florida's obscenity law, a third-degree felony. A court hearing is
scheduled for Wednesday.

The 47-year-old was arrested Monday in Colorado. Polk County
Sheriff Grady Judd claims jurisdiction because Greaves sold and
mailed a copy of his book to undercover deputies who had written
the author requesting a copy.

Florida's obscenity law prohibits the "distribution of obscene
material depicting minors engaged in conduct harmful to minors."

Greaves is being held at the Polk County Jail. He told local
media on Tuesday that he "only has sex with grown-ups" and that
his book falls under his constitutional right to free speech.

_________________________

[UPDATE] 12-21 10:30AM --

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) --

A Colorado man who wrote a how-to guide for pedophiles is on his way to a jail in central Florida.

Phillip Greaves of Pueblo, Colo., will be booked into the Polk
County jail around 11 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say his first court
appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

The 47-year-old was arrested Monday in Colorado. He is charged
with violating Florida's obscenity law, a third-degree felony.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd claims jurisdiction because
Greaves sold and mailed a copy of his book to undercover deputies
who had written the author requesting a copy.

The book caused online outrage when it was listed on Amazon in
November. It was later removed from the site.

Florida's obscenity law prohibits the "distribution of obscene
material depicting minors engaged in conduct harmful to minors."

___________________________________________

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) --

Florida sheriff's deputies have arrested a Colorado man on obscenity charges. The man wrote a guide for pedophiles.

Polk County deputies arrested Phillip Ray Greaves II at his home
in Pueblo, Colo., early Monday (Dec. 20) on a Florida warrant.

Polk Sheriff Grady Judd says his office was able to arrest
Greaves on Florida obscenity charges because Greaves sold and
mailed his book, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a
Child-lover's Code of Conduct," to Polk deputies. Judd says
Greaves even signed the book.

In November, Greaves garnered national attention because his
self-published book for sale on Amazon offered advice to pedophiles
on how to make a sexual encounter with a child as safe as possible.
The website later removed the book.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Danny Location: Perry on Dec 24, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    First of all of you "Freespeechers" need to read what is covered by the 1st Amendment, educate yourselves and you will not seem so cold and uncaring. Secondly this is an issue of obscenity and the laws of the community for which the laws are written. It matters not from where it was sent from but to where it was sent to and received at. You know, kind of like drugs sent from Columbia thru the mail are in violation of our laws so the people get arrested, even though they are not from here. Third, I am a former Marine father of two beautiful children and I would very much like to issue a beat down on anyone who would write such trash. The difference between this trash and the “Prince of Tides” is one is a fictional story and this is a HOW TO you imbecile!
  • by Fritz on Dec 22, 2010 at 04:15 PM
    Jerry: I don't know how far you've gotten in college yet, but you have it completely backwards. The First Amendment protects and guarantees your right to say whatever you want as long as it doesn't offend cops or government officials. That's what's called "protected speech." As most of the posters here have pointed out, the First Amendment has limits - i.e. speech that offends parents of children, etc. If you say something like that, you should be shot (preferably without a trial, as due process of law is as Comuniss a concept as being able to say what you want).
  • by Shirley on Dec 22, 2010 at 04:01 PM
    I can't grasp the fact that no one ever taught you that, in America, you can say or write things that other people consider offensive without getting thrown in prison for it (say, for example, a pamphlet criticizing the King, God's annointed representative on Earth). I can grasp that, though, if you went to a Florida public school.
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Dec 22, 2010 at 09:11 AM
    I can't grasp the fact that some of you actually think it was o.k. for this man to wright this book, you obviously don't have children of your own or you would be outraged....I think it is down right sick and scary to know that there is an actual book that could help someone harm an innocent child.
  • by Jerry Location: Marshall University on Dec 21, 2010 at 08:17 PM
    Fritz...You are an IDIOT. Being in the Tea Party means nothing but you're a right wing nut...The KKK exists and they're offensive, hell they're OPENLY RACIST and they're protected under the 1st amendment in many ways to do and say whatever they want. If you can't defend speech that is offensive or unpleasureable to hear, then I hope you get arrested next time you call someone stupid or mention the Constitution(somebody somewhere has to dislike our Constitution). Then I'll stand beside you defending your right to speech like you failed to do for this man because he mentioned the subject of pedophilia. The first amendment was not for those that don't use it or behave, contrary to government AND FCC popular belief, it's there for everyone IN the controversial cases. There are only two types of unprotected speech: immediate threat(shouting fire in a playhouse) and false proclamation(you can't make up lies about others because you're defaming their name). This is NEITHER of those types.
  • by Neil H. Location: West Palm Beach on Dec 21, 2010 at 02:35 PM
    Sounds a lot like entrapment to me.....
  • by Outraged. on Dec 21, 2010 at 10:57 AM
    To Lisa. I completely agree!
  • by Lisa Location: Tallahassee on Dec 21, 2010 at 10:33 AM
    If I could, I would personally sacrifice my own free speech for that of innocent children who cannot defend themselves against predators like Greaves and people like you that are so arrogant and obnoxious about their right to free speech and platform. This is about right and wrong and knowing when your cause has fogged your beliefs so that it quite possibly could endanger another human being, especially a child.
  • by Gross on Dec 21, 2010 at 10:32 AM
    I mean, did he really think that was a good idea?
  • by Outraged! on Dec 21, 2010 at 10:21 AM
    Shirley-I do but to an extent. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE ABUSE THE RIGHT FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH. What's upsetting is that someone out there who bought his book most likely will act on it. He most likely wrote this book knowing that people would actually use this guide and try to get away with something so sick and wrong.
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 112186564 - wctv.tv/a?a=112186564
Gray Television, Inc.