A Christian missionary has been indicted by a federal grand jury for helping a woman take her 9-year-old daughter to Central America during a custody dispute with her former lesbian partner.
Several years ago, Lisa Miller renounced her lesbian lifestyle and became a Christian. But the courts later granted custody of her biological daughter to her ex-lover, Janet Jenkins, in Fair Haven, Vt.
Not wanting her daughter exposed to the lesbian lifestyle, Miller refused to comply with the order and disappeared with the young girl.
According to the May 12 indictment, Mennonite missionary Timothy David Miller helped Lisa Miller transport her daughter Isabella from the U.S. to Nicaragua between Sept. 2009 and April 2010.
The indictment is only an accusation, according to an FBI press release. The Mennonite missionary is innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.
Timothy Miller could receive a maximum penalty of three years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines if convicted.