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Deputies: Curtis man charged with child sexually abusive activity, bestiality and more

MACKINAC COUNTY — An 18-year-old Portage Township man has been charged with child sexually abusive activity and bestiality, according to the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they got a tip that Kelton Paul Salowitz of Curtis was engaged in an inappropriate online relationship with a 12-year-old girl in Texas.

Over eight months, several search warrants led to the discovery of hundreds of photos and videos of child pornography, as well as video of Salowitz raping a dog.


Deputies said several other minor victims were identified, all acquainted with the original victim.

Salowitz was charged this week with:

  • 10 counts Child Sexually Abusive Activity (Aggravated)
  • 11 counts Child Sexually Abusive Material (Possession)
  • One count Child Sexually Abusive Activity (Distributing or Promoting)
  • Two counts Using a Computer to Commit a Crime
  • One count Sodomy (Bestiality)

The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Homeland Security and the Killeen Police Department in Texas.

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