SEVERAL MEN CHARGED IN CHILD EXPLOITATION CASE

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Five men were arrested in Arizona following a months long operation to combat child sex trafficking

A child sexual exploitation investigation netted multiple arrests in Phoenix, Arizona.

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 Phoenix. The investigation targeted sexual predators who attempted to lure underage children with the intent of engaging in sexual activity.

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 with luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

The following day, law enforcement arrested Jordan Holloway, 26, of Maricopa, on a charge of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

On Sept. 2,  Christopher Butts, 44, of Phoenix, was arrested and accused of 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.

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