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Pedophilia guide pulled from Amazon

By Associated Press
November 12, 2010

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NEW YORK — Amazon.com no longer sells a guide for pedophiles. It wasn’t clear whether Amazon or the self-published author withdrew the item. Amazon did not respond to messages.

“The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct,’’ offers advice on how to make a sexual encounter with a child as safe as possible.

The book called into question whether Amazon has any procedures — or any obligation — to vet books before they are sold in its online stores. The title is an electronic book.

Amazon guidelines bar certain materials, including those deemed offensive, but the company doesn’t elaborate on what constitutes offensive content.