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Author of pedophilia guide sold on Amazon facing obscenity charges in Florida

December 21, 2010 |  4:00 pm

Greaves A Colorado man whose how-to guide for pedophiles sparked outrage when it appeared for sale on Amazon is now facing felony obscenity charges in Florida.

Phillip R. Greaves was arrested Monday at his home in Pueblo and extradited to Polk County, Fla., after he mailed “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct” to  undercover deputies there who had requested a copy.

Amazon quickly pulled the book off its site last month after hordes of customers complained and vowed to boycott the online retailer. The book features graphic stories depicting adults engaged in sex acts with young boys, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Greaves, 47, has no criminal record. He mailed the book after the deputies paid him $50.


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Photo: Phillip R. Greaves. Credit: Pueblo County Sheriff's Office / Associated Press