NewsMon Nov 29, 2010 - 3:13 pm EST
Feds should probe Amazon pedophile ‘how-to’ book: Concerned Women
WASHINGTON, DC, November 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Recent reports that Amazon.com was selling a how-to book on pedophilia called “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct” has prompted a top conservative women’s group to call on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate.
When news of the book sale broke on the blog TechCrunch on Oct 28, Amazon at first defended the item, saying it refused to pull the product “simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable.” But hours later, after the news sparked national outrage and threats of boycott, the Amazon listing was quietly removed with no further comment from the enormous online retailer.
Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America (CWA), said that the need for a criminal investigation into the book’s sales is glaringly obvious.
“No reasonable person can dispute that there is probable cause that a crime may have been committed here where a man is explaining how to molest children in a book,” said Nance. “Is it unreasonable to suspect that a man who is writing an instructional manual has in the past done the very thing about which he is writing?
“This is a crime; make no mistake about it, and a most heinous one committed against the most vulnerable. DOJ should do everything in their power to protect those who can’t protect themselves and investigate this author and his ‘experiences.’”
By the time it was pulled, countless copies of the book, by author Phillip R. Greaves II, had reportedly been sold.
In the hours after the scandal broke and the book was still available, the book was catapulted to #65 out of the top 100 best-selling Kindle books on Amazon, according to Gawker.
“Thousands of children are sexually abused in the United States every year. These are real children and real people. The scars left by these abusers are felt by the victims for the rest of their lives. Is it too much to ask that DOJ do its due diligence in this case to make sure children are safe?” said Nance.