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Press Release

Email Address Created For Questions Pertaining To Victims Affected By The Arrest Of Paul Petersen

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that a dedicated email address has been created to allow anyone affected by Paul Petersen’s arrest to email the United States Attorney’s office at  A direct link is available on our website at  Mr. Kees encourages anyone who is involved in ongoing adoption proceedings with Paul Petersen to send an email to this address with any questions or concerns about how Petersen’s arrest may affect them.        

The identity of involved parties and information received will be strictly confidential.

Information about Paul Petersen’s arrest can be found at

Updated October 11, 2019

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