Author of Pedophilia Guide Charged with Violating Florida’s Obscenity Law
By Staff | December 21, 2010 | 3:21 PM EST
This photo provided by Pueblo County Sheriff's Office shows Phillip Ray Greaves II. Florida officials filed an obscenity charge Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 against the author of a self-published how-to guide for pedophiles that was yanked from Amazon.com last month after it generated online outrage. (AP Photo/Pueblo County Sheriff's Office)
Bartow, Fla. (AP) - A Colorado man who wrote a how-to guide for pedophiles has been booked into a central Florida jail.
Phillip Greaves of Pueblo, Colo., was booked into the PolkCounty jail around Tuesday. Officials say his first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
The 47-year-old was arrested Monday in Colorado. He is charged with violating Florida's obscenity law, a third-degree felony.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd claims jurisdiction because Greaves sold and mailed a copy of his book to undercover deputies who had written the author requesting a copy.
The book caused online outrage when it was listed on Amazon in November. It was later removed from the site.
Florida's obscenity law prohibits the "distribution of obscene material depicting minors engaged in conduct harmful to minors."