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Editor’s Note: Lynn Packer is an award-winning investigative reporter, legal consultant and author of “Lying for the Lord: The Paul H. Dunn Stories“. Lynn graduated from Utah State University with a degree in broadcast journalism. He served in the United States Army from ’68 through ’70 in Vietnam, as a television news anchor and producer for the Armed Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN) Quang Tri detachment. He was awarded the Bronze Star. For 15 years Mr. Packer reported for KSL Television News in Salt Lake City. For ten years Lynn was an adjunct professor teaching journalism at Brigham Young University and the University of Dortmund.
We’d like to thank Mr. Packer for his service, dedication and contributions to journalism and ongoing quest for the truth.
Berthmann, a German native living in Utah, claims her mother prostituted her to pedophiles from birth to age 15. She insists she was raped 10 to 50 times a day. Her story has been disseminated worldwide by news reporters, bloggers and anti-child sex trafficking organizations. But none of her storytellers bothered to check with her mother who not only denies her daughter’s accusations, but also provided a mountain of proof that refutes them.
My report includes Berthmann’s accusation that Tim Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) is “idiotic” and was using OUR “to get famous.”