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The Truth of the Tucson Child Sex Camp

There are approximately 2 million women and children that are currently being exploited by the trade

The Truth of the Tucson Child Sex Camp

The Truth of the Tucson Child Sex Camp

by Jason Van Tatenhove


Two weeks ago, a saga broke out on social media and into the consciousness of the greater American public. The dramatic saga that unfolded was something that could only be given birth to in our modern reality TV influenced and ultra-connected age. It had everything, child sex trafficking, homeless vets, militia call outs, alliances, broken alliances, and back stabbing betrayal. So, my question was, “What is the hell is really happening out there in the desert lands of Tucson?”

So, what did happen in Tucson, Arizona? That’s a good question.

On 5/28/2018 Veterans on Patrol, a veteran outreach group that in some of its membership is actually doing some really amazing work with the homeless veteran community in the Phoenix area and now the Tucson area. They created a new Facebook profile for their new homeless veteran outreach “Camp Bravo” in Tucson.

The camp itself was not new, but the Facebook page was newly created on the same day as the strange discovery of the alleged child sex campsite. It was literally less than a day that they came upon a camp site that they felt was absolutely used for child sex trafficking by the cartels.

The evidence they found at this site pointed towards the possibly terrible and horrid crimes. They found an underground bunker, this is a large water container used for irrigation that was flipped on its side and partially buried and then covered with logs and tarps. Inside this bunker were a few pillows, a box of children’s cereal, a couple of milk crates attached to the walls, and what appears to be part of a book case or desk.

Outside the bunker, they found pieces of evidence throughout the camp. The most dramatic evidence was described as a tree with several bindings that appeared to be made of fire hose, carabiner straps, and rope. They found several different dolls, including an antique doll of Snow White complete with several costume changes. There was hair dye, a broken knife blade with blood on it, and a couple of journals with some pretty bizarre writings. However, in the end there was nothing that concretely demonstrated that there was any actual sexual trafficking of women and children.


In this time, Arthur Lewis, founder and de-facto leader of the group Veteran’s on Patrol (VOP), held a short lived stand off. He and others took the high-ground of a tower that was part of the CeMEX concrete plant. CeMEX, it has been pointed out online, does indeed have ties to the Clintons, and this particular site has been in disuse and sub-contracted to other businesses on a decades long lease. VOP stayed at the camp, and started by erecting a large flag and banner that proclaimed open season on coyotes.


That day, Lewis contacted one of his acquaintances in the patriot community, Tim Nailer, of Arizona Border Recon who referred him to Craig “Sawman” Sawyer. and his group VFCR (Veterans For Child Rescue. Craig is a retired Navy Seal that now with a team of fellow retired Special Forces operators that take out pedophiles on camera for an upcoming documentary “Contraland.”


Craig and his team went out on location, locked, loaded, and ready to rescue live children that were being held on the site. Fortunately, there were no children to be saved, only circumstantial evidence that both VOP, and for about 24 hours Craig and company, felt was compelling enough to warrant further investigation. Craig was so convinced of the strangeness of the site he took to the inter-webs, and shared his concerns on The Hagman and Hagman show, and on the SGT Report.


But within 24 hours, he made a sudden and unexpected 180 degree turn and released a video and statement on his VFCR Facebook page stating that he had been misled and straight out lied to by Lewis.



So, what is the evidence that made Craig take such a sudden and drastic turn around  in his statements? He refers us to investigate more into the police reports So far, I have not seen anyone looking into this event publish the police reports. I felt it was absolutely necessary to see what local law enforcement had to report about this situation, especially after so many allegations by VOP that there was no investigation (at all.)

On 6/1/2018 Sgt. Lansdale of the Tuscan PD in Case #1805290518 reported that he was directed to investigate the homeless camp. While there performing his investigation he came into contact with Celina Segura, Senior Account Manager of CeMEX. There was, at the time, a local news outlet filming their coverage of the event.

Tucson VOP
banner and flag displayed by VOP during their stand off

Lansdale relates that Segura contacted her corporate office for guidance and CeMEX management voiced their concerns for the homeless camp along with greater concern of armed personnel from VOP being onsite and what the liability CeMEX could face.

On 6/4/2018 TPD was contacted by Zachary Allie, an in house senior litigation counsel for CeMEX, he relayed that they were willing to prosecute for Criminal Trespassing. VOP was then advised of this and Lewis agreed to end his “standoff” but said that it would take three days to break down the encampment they had set.

While, breaking down the site, VOP collected what they felt was evidence and they brought back to their Camp Bravo. Later, while spending time with VOP at their Bravo camp, I was the first person they allowed to document this evidence.

It is true that the camp on CeMex property was bulldozed within 24 hours of VOP vacating the property. I can see how CeMex would want to keep any liability issues contained, especially when they could be liable for a multi-million-dollar lawsuit if there were a fall or an injury due to a fire-arm discharge. However, I also wish the site would have been preserved so that the allegations surrounding it could have been further investigated in a more transparent way.

It was then on 6/7/2018 that, working on tips from a local land owner, that VOP announced, via Facebook live stream that they had found the remains of a child. This find was in actuality almost 25 miles away from the “Sex Camp” and contained a sun bleached human skull. As the medical examiner would soon reveal, the skull was not that of a child but rather that of a middle aged adult male. I cannot in good conscience make any connection between the alleged “Sex Camp” and this evidence claimed by VOP.

Alleged child skull found by VOP


On that very next weekend (6/9/2018) VOP,  claimed they were somehow following the trail of a cartel scout that was somehow tracked from the original “Sex Camp.” As a member of the tracking team for my own local Search and Rescue, I find it difficult that they would be able to actually track an individual from the camp to a home owners ranching buildings, particularly  considering that the tracking was done many days later, over a considerable distance.


Once at the ranch, the VOP team, with “alternative media outlet” Dark Sky Watcher 74, then proceeded to break and enter a private residence, and even go so far as to cut the cords to the cctv security cameras.


Unfortunately for VOP, the security system had a redundant cell phone based back up, so video of this is out there. Now, to be fair, there was, what could have been evidence of cartel activity just in looking at the large amounts of maps of the area, the way all of the chairs were positioned near windows in ways that would suggest that they were being used by look-outs, along with a ladder that ran up the inside of a cooling tower in a way that would also allow a scout a birds eye view of the surrounding property.


This was also recorded by Dark Sky Watcher 74, albeit without the footage of the attempted disabling of the security system. The recorded livestream also includes a phone call between Lewis and the manager of the ranch complete with verbal jousting, accusations, and unveiled threats at one another. Dark Sky Watcher 74 also does not want any sites that are questioning his report which includes the footage, and has posted a threat to anyone who may be wishing to use the recording in any way he feels goes against his narrative.


Lewis and VOP break and enter into a local cattle ranch.

Day by day this story seems to get more and more bizarre. At this point the character and motivations of Lewis does need to be questioned. Rather than go into the volumes of evidence on both the extensive criminal record and allegations involving Lewis I will refer you to an in-depth article that has already been written and published recently.

It seems every few days there is another major discovery made by VOP. What is certain, is that there is an incredible amount of goods and money, in the form of donated gift cards that can either be used in ATMs or easily exchanged for cash involved.

Let’s take a look at the circumstantial evidence that has been presented as proof by VOP. Here is a list of what I feel is the most relevant to this investigation event and the allegations of child sex trafficking and assaults:

  • The bunker / children’s dolls- After speaking to Albert Ondras, AKA Cowboy, who has lived in the deserts outside Tucson, and specifically at the location of the camp during the years that has been used by the homeless population. According to my phone conversation with him, the bunker was originally built by a trans person “Thomas”, whom had built the shelter to provide both protection from the extreme heat of the summer desert and from the violence that can often happen in homeless camps.
  • The Knife – A story was relayed to me during my time at Camp Bravo by Lewis that the knife had been found by a female member of his team. This person had found the knife, well actually just part of a knife blade, while walking around the camp. She had a gut feeling and dug 3 feet down into the baked desert earth then happened to find it. I was also told that she turned it into the Tucson PD. According to the police report (shown above) a knife was indeed turned as evidence.
  • The Rape Tree – During my time in Arizona I was able to speak with one of the original citizen border patrol groups who has had decades of experience. She was able to show me video and pictures of what cartel/coyote related rape trees usually look like. They are very different from what we see at the homeless camp.According to two prominent long time residents (20+ years) of the homeless camp, that I spoke to via phone, Cowboy and  Yvonne, the straps on the trees were used to keep their food and belongings up and out of reach of a local wild pigs called javelinas. After a little digging into their facebook profiles I was able to find pictures of the pigs actually raiding the very camp in question.

So what do I think really happened?

I have been thinking on this quite a bit. I have to be honest, after spending time with Lewis and VOP, I do honestly believe that they are, by in large, good people that believe in what they are doing. Lewis himself is a very charismatic person, and it easy to get whipped up with his missions.

But, when I step back and take a look into his past, and the allegations that seem to be mounting against him, I have to urge caution. It may be that he came across an atypical homeless camp and honestly believes that he is on the track of pedophiles. But it also could be that he is more interested in creating an event, like he has tried to do many times before, including at the Bundy Ranch and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge stand offs, to generate the massive inflow of donations.

In the end the problem of sexual trafficking, one of the largest 500 pound guerrillas we have in our communal room, is a heartbreaking huge problem. There are approximately  2 million women and children that are currently being exploited by the trade, and we, in the United States, are the largest consumer of this evil business. I hope that the silver lining to this is that it brings more exposure to this nightmarish issue.


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