by Josh Gross
CNN is reporting that the man who penned a controversial self-published "how-to" guide for pedophiles, has been arrested in Colorado to face obscenity charges stemming from his book in Florida.
From the CNN article...
"You cannot engage or depict children in a harmful relationship," said Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd as he described the Florida obscenity statute officials used to charge Philip Greaves with distribution of obscene material depicting minors engaged in conduct harmful to a minors.
The self-published author was arrested in Pueblo, Colorado on a Florida felony warrant after undercover detectives in Polk County purchased and received a copy of the book through the mail. He will have to be extradited to Florida to face charges.
"There may be nothing that the other 49 states can do, but there is something that the state of Florida can do," Judd said, "that's to make sure we prosecute Philip Greaves for his manifesto."
The book, which was self-published through Amazon's Createspace platform, was originally defended by Amazon as an article of free speech, but was eventually pulled after public outrage and threats of a boycott. Ironically, the level of attention the book received pushed it to #65 on Amazon's best-selling e-books for the Kindle. It had previously sold only one copy.