Paedophile book arrest

A MAN who wrote a how-to guide for paedophiles that sparked online outrage was facing obscenity charges after an undercover police sting.

Officers arrested Phillip Greaves at his home in Pueblo, Colorado, on a warrant that charges him with violating Florida’s obscenity law.

During a brief court appearance, Greaves waived his right to fight extradition and was transferred to Polk County, Florida.

Polk County sheriff Grady Judd said he claimed jurisdiction because Greaves sold and sent his book directly to undercover deputies, who had written the author a letter requesting a copy. Sheriff Judd said Greaves even signed the book.

The self-published book, The Paedophile’s Guide To Love And Pleasure: A Child-lover’s Code Of Conduct, caused a flap when it appeared on Amazon in November. The book was later removed from the site.

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