Another arrest for man who made claims about child sex trafficking in Tucson
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The man who claims he uncovered a child sex trafficking ring in Tucson is behind bars for at least the third time in a year.
Michael Lewis Arthur Meyer, also known as Lewis Arthur, has been arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and residential picketing.
Arthur allegedly went to a woman’s Avra Valley home and yelled several accusation at her from the road. He livestreamed the encounter on his Facebook page.
In the video, the woman can be seen coming outside armed with a gun and smart phone to record the incident.
Arthur made national news earlier this year.
In May 2018, several media outlets were contacted about an abandoned homeless camp near Interstate 19 and Valencia.
Arthur claimed the camp, near the Cemex Concrete plant, was proof of child sex and human trafficking in the Tucson area.
Tucson News Now toured the camp with Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, a well known veteran who has been outspoken about child sex trafficking for years.
Sawyer said while the first look at the camp was worrisome, there was no proof of child sex trafficking.
The Tucson Police Department investigated the camp and said there is no evidence it was used for any criminal activity, much less human trafficking.
Sawyer later said Arthur's claims were false and law enforcement did a complete investigation.
“Large portions of this story were blown out of proportion,” Sawyer said in a YouTube video. “This started with a false claim of children inside a bunker at a sex camp in south Tucson. The story that no investigation was conducted is false.”
Arthur later attacked the media, and Sawyer, and said both were lying about the camp.
Arthur, or his group Veterans on Patrol, has gone on to claim a massive coverup about sex trafficking.
A short list of those who Arthur has accused of being part of it includes:
- The FBI
- Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall
- Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
- Rep. Raul Grijalva
- The Pima County “Elites”
- Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus
- Hillary Clinton
- Cemex Concrete Company
In July 2018, he was arrested at the Cemex property on a trespassing charge.
After the May incident, he spent nine days in a tower at the plant. He’s still going through the court system on that charge.
At the same time, he was arrested on an outstanding warrant for an assault charge.
In August 2017, Arthur was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.
At the time, he said he was just trying to help an elderly veteran and the situation got wildly out of hand.
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