Help for mothers involved in adoption fraud scheme 10/11/2019 9:04 am PDT Comments KSTU / KNXV By Haley Higgins, KSTU SALT LAKE CITY (KSTU) -- An estimated 10 to 20 pregnant women from the Marshall Islands may still be in Utah, caught up in an alleged international adoption scheme by an Arizona politician. This week Paul Petersen was arrested and accused of facilitating so-called “baby mills” in Utah, Arizona and Arkansas. In Mesa, Arizona, Paul Petersen begins his defense against accusations that he sold more than 60 babies to unknowing adoptive families. Victim advocates rally around women flown here to have those children. Women lived in so-called “baby mills” until Petersen's arrest on Tuesday. The victims were scattered across at least two states. MORE: Help for mothers involved in adoption fraud scheme - KSTU #Arizona #Arkansas #KSTU #SaltLakeCity #Utah Related Stories Arizona official charged with human smuggling in adoption scheme Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.