CASA GRANDE — A Casa Grande man has been arrested on suspicion of four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after he allegedly was caught with child pornography.

John Butorac, 71, was arrested at his home in the 300 block of Rainbow Drive on Wednesday, according to Casa Grande Police.

Police said the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children forwarded a cyber tip to the department about Butorac. With the help of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Investigations, Casa Grande officers conducted an extensive investigation and executed a search warrant at Butorac’s home Wednesday morning.

Officers seized multiple items, including computers, hard drives and cellphones. Butorac was taken into custody without incident and charges have been forwarded to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office.


Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at

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