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Christopher Butts is one of five mens arrested in “Operation Home Alone 2” there nabbed five men on charges related to child sexual exploitation in Arizona — including a former detective who was out on bond after he was arrested on the same charges in February, Homeland Security Investigations reports.
The five men arrested were identified as Ryan Kellerman, 36; Daniel May, 40; Matthew Salley, 38; Christopher Butts, 44; and Jordan Holloway, 26.
As reported by CrimeOnline, the one-week action in Pinal County was the result of months of action, similar to several other recent actions in Ohio, Georgia, and New Jersey.
Dubbed “Operation Home Alone 2,” it is the culmination of a months-long proactive operation to combat child sexual exploitation and child sex trafficking in Pinal County. The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) detectives lead the joint effort comprised of local, state and federal agencies to include HSI, who targeted sexual predators who attempted to lure underage children with the intent of engaging in sexual activity.
“HSI, working alongside our law enforcement partners, is deeply committed to pursuing alleged predators lurking within our communities seeking to harm and exploit our most vulnerable population,” said Scott Brown, special agent in charge for HSI Phoenix. “This multi-agency effort epitomizes our ongoing mission in Arizona and is a testament to the men and woman who working these heinous cases.”
Law enforcement developed probable cause to charge five suspects during the multi-day operation. All suspects were booked into the Pinal County Jail.
Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) detectives led the effort to target “sexual predators who try to lure underage children to engage in sexual activity”, including other local, state, and federal agencies.
Butts is a former Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office detective and was arrested in February on charges of the same charges he now faces, seducing a minor to sexual exploitation and giving harmful substances to a minor.
The other four were charged with sexual abuse of a minor. Kellerman was also accused of giving harmful items to a minor and is a suspect in a child pornography case investigated by the Maricopa Police Department.
All men are from Maricopa, except Butts, who live in Phoenix.
All five are being held in Pinal County Prison.
On Sept. 3, law enforcement arrested Ryan Kellerman, 36, of Maricopa, on charges of aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation and furnishing harmful items to a minor. Kellerman is also a suspect in a child pornography case with the Maricopa Police Department.
On Aug. 26, two arrests were made; Daniel May, 40, of Maricopa, and Matthew Salley, 38, also of Maricopa. Both defendants are charged for luring a minor for sexual exploitation.
The following day, law enforcement arrested Jordan Holloway, 26, of Maricopa, for luring a minor for sexual exploitation.
On Sept. 2, Christopher Butts, 44, of Phoenix, was arrested for aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation and furnishing harmful items to a minor. Butts, a former Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office detective, was out on bond for his arrest in February for the same charges.
Lastly, on Sept. 3, Ryan Kellerman, 36, of Maricopa, was arrested on charges of aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation and furnishing harmful items to a minor. Kellerman is also a suspect in a child pornography case with the Maricopa Police Department.
Operation Home Alone 2 is a joint operation involving:
Arizona Department of Public Safety, Pinal Criminal Targeting Unit
Casa Grande Police Department, Criminal Investigations
Homeland Security Investigations, Casa Grande
Maricopa Police Department, Criminal Investigations
Pinal County Attorney’s Office
This is an ongoing investigation and additional arrests are pending. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.