Operation Home Alone 2
Source: HSI

The Operation Home Alone 2 has yielded success so far. A former detective has been arrested along with four others for heinous charges of child sexual exploitation and trafficking. The arrests took place in Arizona after a months-long investigation.

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Operation Home Alone 2 was to nab the sexual predators who attempted to lure underage children with intention of sexual activity. The investigation was carried out by detectives from the Arizona Department of Public Safety and other agencies both state and federal.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) released a statement naming the five arrested suspects. The detectives arrested Ryan Kellerman, 36, Daniel May, 40, Matthew Salley, 38, Jordan Holloway, 26, and Christopher Butts, 44 between August 26 to September 3.

May and Salley were arrested on August 26 from Maricopa, Arizona. Maricopa is 45 miles away from Phoenix. They were charged under luring minors for sexual exploitation. The agencies arrested Holloway the next day for the same charges.

Former detective of Maricopa’s Sheriff, Butts, was arrested on September 2 from Phoenix. He was arrested for the charges of aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation and furnishing harmful items to a minor. Interestingly, Butts was out on bond for his arrest in February. He was charged under the same category even in February.

Kellerman was arrested from Maricopa for the same charges as Butts on September 3rd. However, the authorities are further investigating charges of child pornography against Kellerman with Maricopa Police.

The statement revealed that all of them are booked in Pinal County Jail.

The statement says,

“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,” Scott Brown, special agent in charge for HSI Phoenix, said in the statement. “This multi-agency effort epitomizes our ongoing mission in Arizona and is a testament to the men and woman who working these heinous cases.”