UPDATE: Author Of Pedophilia Guide Book Maintains No Wrongdoing

By: KKTV/AP Email
By: KKTV/AP Email

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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  • by appalled on Dec 22, 2010 at 12:15 PM
    This man should be locked up if he sees no wrongdoing in destroying the lives of children and helping others to do so as well.
  • by Not-such-a-victim? on Dec 22, 2010 at 09:36 AM
    I am a victim of childhood abuse, and while it was only "kissing and fondling" I still feel victimized almost 20 years later, and know it will be with me the rest of my life. To try and vindicate that this is not as "bad" as rape is a joke. While he states he only has sex with adults (probably them dressed as Girl Scouts) I wonder how many children he has "kissed and fondled".
  • by MulligansPits Location: Colorado on Dec 21, 2010 at 05:29 PM
    @ Lee-- Obscenity isn't covered by the 1st Amendment. Neither is anything that incites a criminal act, treason and a few other things.
  • by MulligansPits Location: Colorado on Dec 21, 2010 at 05:26 PM
    Thanks for posting the videos. I can't tell you how satisfying it is to see him being led away in handcuffs :-))
  • by Sunny Location: Pueblo on Dec 21, 2010 at 03:22 PM
    I am a survivor of childhood molestation. Now having said that, this idiot needs to be locked up and the key thrown away. The devastation that occurs to a victim lasts a life time, it does NOT go away once the perp is in prison. think about that before you defend this man.
  • by Ryan Location: Mayors Outer Office on Dec 21, 2010 at 11:36 AM
    @Lee the Bible calls for murder, genocide and fratricide, so your rant against the Koran is noted but shows how much more pervasive that the number one abuse against children extends...yes I am speaking of EDUCATION. It is a crime that a country as great as this one can produce citizens who lack the basic skills at reading. Do yourself a favor and read the Koran instead of having it read AND interpreted for you. Then come back and make an intelligent comment. By the way, the one thing that is worse than murder is declaring a person to be counted as property and rendering that person to 3/4 human. But that comes from another document which has yet to be banned. I personally have not read the book, so I can only disparage the title....and his hair stylist.
  • by Lee Location: Pueblo on Dec 21, 2010 at 10:55 AM
    I am in no way defending the contents of this dispicable book, that said the book is protected by our first amendment like it or not. Florida has no right to arrest this perv.Folks the muslim koran is just as offensive and it is protected,even though it calls muslims to murder "infidels".which means all non muslims.
  • by George Location: CS on Dec 21, 2010 at 09:50 AM
    @purple Rain, I think you should check your prison records. they should be showing this book to kids so they know what to look for. there must be a slow day in crime down in Florida to reach out to Colorado to fill their jail.
  • by e. Location: The Springs on Dec 21, 2010 at 08:27 AM
    Wow, is that Adam Savage, the ginger guy from Mythbusters?
  • by Chuckles Location: At Barnes and Noble... on Dec 21, 2010 at 08:06 AM
    it surely must be a slow day in Pueblo and Poke County, Florida for anyone to bother with trying to test the consitution in this manner. I would think there are thousands of test cases in case law. I wonder how far up the ladder it will go before the Supreme Court steps in with an opinion....
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