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Author of pedophile guide booked into Polk County jail

After his extradition from Colorado overnight, the author of a how-to guide for pedophiles was booked into the Polk County jail Tuesday morning, officials said.

Phillip Greaves II, 47, is charged with distribution of obscene material, a third-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.

Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said his deputies were able to arrest the Colorado resident on Florida charges because an undercover officer persuaded Greaves to sell him a copy of his book, The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct, through the mail.

The book received international attention last month when online retailer Amazon pulled it from distribution amid concerns about its content. The book contains first-person descriptions of sexual encounters, purportedly written from a child's point of view, and offers advice that supposedly allows pedophiles to abide by the law.

Greaves' bail, which was set in his warrant, is $15,000. He is expected to have his first appearance before a judge Wednesday.

Shelley Rossetter can be reached at srossetter@sptimes.com or (813) 226-3374

Author of pedophile guide booked into Polk County jail 12/21/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 5:00pm]
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