Author of pedophile guide sentenced to probation

Apr 6 2011 - 2:53pm

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The author of a controversial pedophile's guide who was arrested by Polk County, Fla., detectives last year was sentenced to two years probation Wednesday for distributing obscene material, the State Attorney's Office confirmed.

Phillip R. Greaves II, of Pueblo, Colo., pleaded no-contest to the charge. He was also ordered to continue mental health counseling.

Greaves authored "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct," a book that was sold on until last year, when the company stopped selling the item after national outrage.

It was during those protests that the Polk County Sheriff's Office learned about the manual, an agency spokesman said earlier.

For its investigation into Greaves, an undercover Polk County detective mailed Greaves a $50 postal money order in November for a hard-copy edition of the book.

A few days later, Greaves emailed the detective and said, "I can't order any new copies at this time, so I am sending you my own personal copy. I hope that is alright with you," according to the warrant.

On Dec. 8, the book arrived with a personal inscription on the flyleaf: "For all of your encouragement, Phillip R. Greaves, 2nd."

Greaves will serve his probation in Colorado.

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