Prostitution Camp Allegedly Provided Women In Arizona Human Smuggling Case

Mar 30, 2020

A co-defendant in a human smuggling operation told police that a prostitution camp in the Marshall Islands provided many of the pregnant women involved in former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen's allegedly illegal adoption business.

Former Maricopa County Assessor Paul D. Petersen.
Credit Maricopa County Assessor's Office

The Arizona Capitol Times reports co-defendant Lynwood Jennet told police that majority of the women were from a prostitution camp.

Authorities say Jennet is accused of serving as his fixer in the Marshall Islands. Petersen has pleaded not guilty to the charges in Arizona.

His lawyer Kurt Altman told The Associated Press that any implication that Petersen knew of or was involved in a prostitution camp is absurd.