For the second time in less than a month, a West Palm Beach man has been arrested on the charge he performed illegal butt enhancements, according to authorities.
Calvin Edward Butler, also known as Tamieka Butler, was arrested Tuesday after a fourth alleged victim came forward claiming they received illegal injections into their buttocks, according to WPTV.
Jail records showed Butler was being held on $100,000 bond early Thursday on the charge of practicing without a license resulting in bodily injury. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.
Butler, 44, who lists a Pahokee address, was arrested back in January on charges of unlicensed practice of health care causing serious bodily harm after he injected silicone into at least two patients' buttocks at a motel room, according to a Palm Beach Sheriff's Office arrest report.
The first alleged victim, a woman, told detectives in December that she received injections from Butler at the El Patio Motel four times between September and October, the report said.
With the victim lying down, Butler would pour out a clear liquid from a Pedialyte bottle, telling the woman it was sterile silicone, the report said. After pouring the liquid into a plastic cup, he filled syringes from the cup which he used to inject into the woman's buttocks, the report said.
Once the injections were complete, Butler would clean any blood or fluid from the skin and use Krazy Glue on the incisions, the report said. The woman was charged $200 per injection session.
The woman soon began to suffer from several open and oozing wounds, fevers and swollen lymph nodes, and went to the emergency room at JFK Hospital in Atlantis for treatment, the report said.
She was released but later readmitted with Lymphadentitis, a swelling of the lymph nodes due to bacterial infection. She still hasn't fully recovered, suffers from chronic pain and a chronic cough, and is now disfigured, the report said.
The second victim, a man, said he had received weekly injections from Butler between June and October 2012 at the motel, the report said.
When the man began developing open sores at the injection sites and contacted Butler, Butler told him to toughen up and gave him oral antibiotics, the report said.
The sores increased in size and the man was admitted to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in November with a severe infection. Doctors performed surgery on the man's buttocks and found cultures with MRSA and other bacteria infections, the report said.
The incident was just the latest in a series of arrests in South Florida for illegal butt injections. In December, a Hialeah couple was arrested after police say they performed a botched buttocks-enhancing procedure on a woman.
In 2011, a Miami Gardens woman, Oneal Ron Morris, was arrested for allegedly injecting patients with cement, Fix-a-Flat and other substances in their buttocks.
Authorities believe there may be more victims of Butler who haven't been found and are asking the public's assistance. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.
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