Washington, D.C. – 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 understandably caused an uproar among parents. Concerned Women for America (CWA) calls on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate.
Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America, said:
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. 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.”
Amazon pulled the book because of the outrage only after it has sold hundreds of copies. Who was buying a how-to book on molesting children?
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?
There is no censorship here. He may be able to publish this trash, but that does not negate the fact that there is reasonable ground to suspect that abuse has been committed.
In a day and age where we see government intervening in a whole bunch of issues that it shouldn’t, the least we can expect is for it to do what it is supposed to do and protect children from sexual predators.
Black’s Law Dictionary defines “probable cause” as, “A reasonable ground to suspect that a person has committed or is committing a crime. … Under the Fourth Amendment, probable cause – which amounts to more than a bare suspicion but less than evidence that would justify conviction – must be shown before an arrest warrant or search warrant may be issued.”