Phillip Ray Greaves II, the Colorado man who wrote a how-to guide for pedophiles, has been booked into a central Florida jail.
Greaves, of Pueblo, Colo., was booked into the Polk County jail around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Greaves had strong words for reporters Tuesday, maintaining that despite the content of his book, he had done nothing wrong. He told reporters that he only has sex with adults, and that his book falls under his constitutional right to free speech.
In an interview with 11 News when his book first ignited the current controversy, Greaves gave his opinion about adult-child sexual relations.
“Other things such as kissing, fondling, that sort of thing, I don’t think is that serious of a problem,” Greaves said in November.
He will have his day in court starting Wednesday.
Greaves waived his right to an extradition in a hearing in Pueblo Monday, and was booked in a Florida jail Tuesday. Greaves has been charged with violating Florida's obscenity law, a third-degree felony.
Polk County deputies arrested Greaves at his home in Pueblo, Colo., early Monday on a Florida warrant.
Polk Sheriff Grady Judd says his office was able to claim jurisdiction and arrest Greaves because he had sold and mailed his book, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct," to undercover Polk deputies. Judd says Greaves even signed the book.
The statute in Florida is strict, according to Sheriff Judd. There is not a rule similar to it in Colorado, which is why Pueblo Police had not arrested Greaves sooner.
Greaves told reporters Tuesday he only has sex with adults and that his book falls under his constitutional right to free speech.
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.
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