Well, this comes as a surprise to exactly no one. Phillip Greaves, the man who wrote and self-published the highly controversial “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct,” which was briefly sold on Amazon back in November, has been arrested.
Florida officials went to his home in Colorado after he sent them a copy of the book, which, according to CNN, had information and guidelines for “safe sex and avoiding injury to children, grooming and preparing children for sex, and teaching children how to lie to their parents.”
What did he do to finally warrant arrest? Grady Judd, the sheriff of Polk County, FL, explains that officers headed to Greaves’ house after reading the contents of the book:
“If there’s anything that should outrage this country and this community, that should be it. It did us, and that’s why he’s in jail today,” he said in a video accompanying the CNN article.
Now, I’m no lawyer, so there may be nuances about this case that I’m missing. But I’m pretty sure that having a badge doesn’t give you the right to arrest anyone who pisses you off, even if they piss you off because they’re a pedophile who wrote a how-to guide. No one likes pedophilia — we can all agree on that. But arresting someone because you’re a cop and you feel like it seems like a pretty loose interpretation of the law.