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A Cottonwood Man Arrested After Exposing Himself To Kids Is Re-Arrested

A Cottonwood man was arrested last Friday after he exposed himself to children as they got off the school bus. Now more charges have been added to the case. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials received a call by a mother at around 3:15 p.m., saying her ten-year-old daughter was getting off the bus in the 46-hundred block of South Pinto Trail and saw a man masterbating in a nearby front yard. As deputies responded, they received another call from a mother of an eleven-year-old girl, saying she saw the same thing. While talking to the eleven-year-old, she told deputies she say him do the same thing about two weeks ago as she got off the bus but didn’t say anything to anyone at the time. Deputies arrested 29-year-old Cody John Shanks at a building supply company where he works. He admitted to his actions and refused to explain why he did it. Since his arrest, detectives searched his electronic devices and found 14 sexually explicit images and videos of underage kids. Shanks was originally booked on two felony counts of indecent exposure to a child under 15 years of age. Now officials have added 14 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. He was re-arrested after he posted bond. He is now being held in the Camp Verde Detention Center on $75-thousand dollars bond.