Pedophile manual author under Colorado Springs Police protection

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKCO) - Police are aware of at least one threat against Phillip R. Greaves II that was posted on-line after the story about his book aired Wednesday.

The book, called “The Pedophile’s Guide To Love And Pleasure”, drew national attention-- and outrage.

It was being sold on Amazon. But Amazon bowed to the pressure by people pushing for a boycott for distributing it.

The book had more than 2,000 “reviews,” virtually all of them negative.
There was also a Facebook page: “Boycott for Selling How-To Guide for Pedophile." More than 2,200 people say they like that idea.

Amazon initially defended its sale of the book because it “believes it is censorship not to sell certain titles because we believe their message is objectionable.”

Greaves says the response to his book is a "knee-jerk reaction" to its title by people who have not read it. But also says he’s learned controversy sells books: prior to Wednesday, he’d sold one copy. After the story hit national news, CBS News reported he sold more than 3,000.

Greaves said he’s not a pedophile, and he added, “The word ‘pedophile,’ I believe, means somebody who loves children, OK? And you’re not somebody who loves children if you’re raping and murdering and killing them.” He also says, “Anything such as kissing, fondling, that sort of thing I don’t think is that serious of a problem.”

Colorado Springs Police Detective Daniel Anderson says the department is working with Pueblo police to protect Greaves.
He said, "As we started speaking with him we did ask for a copy of the book because we wanted to know what he wrote and kind of see what he's been putting out. Throughout the day he's now starting to get threats through the media, not from the media, but through the website, people posting his address and folks are making inadvertent threats . So, we felt it upon ourselves that even though he's put something out there that none of us agree with, we still have to protect him."

Greaves says he published the book to address what he considers unfair portrayals of pedophiles in the media. He says "true pedophiles love children and would never hurt them."

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  • by needjusticenow Location: GRAND JUNCTION on Nov 12, 2010 at 09:18 PM
    This guy needs to be remove from society via some jail time, maybe we should look into his background. It would not suprise me if he was a child molester. Shows the downward turn our country has taken, what publisher would even look at this. Sick...protect children...they are the future, let them enjoy being kids.
  • by stew Location: iran on Nov 12, 2010 at 02:55 PM
    hey Mohammed was a pedophile and he was a pretty cool dude
  • by Unbelievable Location: GJ on Nov 12, 2010 at 12:50 PM
    The ones who make threats against this guy are just as crazy as he is for writing it, the publisher for publishing (who ever posts it virtually) it and the 3000 who bought it. I don't agree with the guy it is his right in some shape or form an unfortunate freedom of speech issue. Again I congratulate Amazon for pulling it off the "shelves".
  • by Offended Location: Grand Junction on Nov 12, 2010 at 07:39 AM
    This guy is completely off his rocker! He must not have been the victim of a pedophile. As someone that was, I can assure you that even if the abuse is not violent it is ABSOLUTELY harmful. I have spent years recovering my self-worth that was damaged due to the abuse I have suffered. Unfortunately I am one of the lucky ones; one of only a handful that will heal enough to be productive, responsible members of society. He may have free speech on his side, but the rest of us do too. And I hope bad things happen to this guy and all others like him.
  • by Kyle on Nov 12, 2010 at 07:22 AM
    Bull crap, our TAX dollars are being used to protect this nut job?? well I want Police protection for my kids BECAUSE of freaks like this
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