The author of a despicable “how-to” guide on pedophilia pleaded no contest this week to distributing obscene material depicting minors engaged in harmful conduct. However, his punishment is nothing more than two years probation, and he will not have to register as a sex offender.
Phillip R. Greaves II, 48, the author of The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure, cut the plea deal with prosecutors in Polk County, Fla., which is where he was extradited from his home in Pueblo, Colo. a few months ago. He was arrested for obscenity after authorities ordered a copy of his self-published book and he mailed it to a Florida address.
The book caused a stir last November when Amazon.com listed it for sale, although after the news of the tome caught on, they removed it from their inventory.
Greaves described his book on Amazon:
This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certain rules for these adults to follow. I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps lighter sentences should they ever be caught.
It’s hard for me to fathom that the author and distributor of such deplorable material is getting nothing more than a slap on the wrist, and that he won’t have to register as a sex offender. If I were his neighbor, I’d sure want to know that he was living next door to my kids and me. You know, so we could move to the opposite end of the Earth.
Do you think the punishment fits the crime in this case?