The FBI has arrested Timothy David Miller for aiding and abetting the international kidnapping of Isabella Miller-Jenkins by her biological mother, Lisa Miller. (Background on the long-running litigation between Lisa, who became an evangelical Christian, and her former civil union partner, Janet Jenkins, declared Isabella's parent by the courts in Vermont.) Lisa and Isabella appear to be in Nicaragua. A Vermont court ordered Lisa to turn over custody of Isabella to Janet over a year ago.
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), which has represented Janet Jenkins in the Vermont Supreme Court proceedings in this case, released a statement this morning.
If you want the details as related by the FBI in its criminal complaints against both Timothy Miller and Lisa Miller (no relationship between the two has been established), I've written an extensive summary.
The investigation took the FBI into Liberty School of Law, home of Liberty Counsel, one of the two right wing organizations that consistently supports biological mothers who seek to eliminate the child's other mother from the child's life. Lisa Miller was a perfect client for them because she renounced her homosexuality in the process and became an Evangelical Christian. Lisa's lawyer teaches at Liberty School of Law. There is no allegation against her specifically, but an administrative assistant at the law school is the daughter of the man who owns the property in Nicaragua (an Evangelical compound of sorts) where Lisa is hiding Isabella. The administrative assistant allegedly participated in conversations about transporting Lisa's personal belongings and other supplies to Nicaragua.
Timothy Miller will be arraigned in federal court in Vermont on Monday.
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