|Published:||Dec 22, 2010 5:02 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 22, 2010 2:02 PM EST|
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A Colorado man who wrote a how-to guide for pedophiles is scheduled for his first appearance in a Florida court.
Phillip Greaves of Pueblo, Colo., is charged with violating Florida's obscenity law, a third-degree felony. A court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.
The 47-year-old was arrested Monday in Colorado. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd claims jurisdiction because Greaves sold and mailed a copy of his book to undercover deputies who had written the author requesting a copy.
Florida's obscenity law prohibits the "distribution of obscene material depicting minors engaged in conduct harmful to minors."
Greaves is being held at the Polk County Jail. He told local media on Tuesday that he "only has sex with grown-ups" and that his book falls under his constitutional right to free speech.
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