WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – A South Florida man has been arrested in yet another “toxic tush” case. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Calvin Edward Butler, also known as “Tamieka Butler”, injected silicone into patients’ buttocks’ and sealed the injection sites with Krazy Glue.
In the probable cause affidavit, two of his clients described to police how they received the injections from Butler in a room at the El Patio Motel in West Palm Beach.
Both clients, a male and female, both got very sick and were hospitalized with severe infections, pain, bleeding, oozing wounds and disfigurement.
Butler was arrested January 18th and charged with two counts of Unlicensed Practice of Health Care Profession causing serious bodily harm.
According to the affidavit, Butler charged $200 per injection. The female victim received four silicone injections in the buttocks from September to October of 2012. Butler performed the procedure without wearing any gloves or protective clothing, according to the report.
After her last injection on October 12th, 2012, the woman began to feel painful nodules at the injection sites. She was eventually hospitalized with Lymphadenitis, swelling of the lymph nodes due to a bacterial infection. She continues to suffer from chronic pain and cough.
A second victim received injections from Butler from June until October 2012 at a discounted price of $100 a visit. In October, he developed a serious MRSA infection and needed surgery and is still being treated for infection.
The affidavit states that Butler visited the male victim in the hospital in December, dressed as a woman with a large wig and a fur coat, and told the victim he never should have sought medical attention.
Police do believe there may be other victims.
If you may have been a victim of silicon injections by Calvin Edward Butler, please call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.