On Tuesday, a jury issued a verdict against Kenneth Miller, the Virginia pastor that helped Lisa Miller and her daughter flee from the country. Miller was found guilty and will remain free pending sentencing according to the AP, although he had to surrender his passport.
Miller is pastor in Stuarts Draft, VA about 100 miles northwest of Richmond.
Jenkins, the mother that had custody turned over to her before Lisa Miller fled, is also filing a lawsuit against both Millers.
According to KLTV, Kenneth Miller’s family declined to comment.
In 2009, Miller and other Mennonites helped move unrelated Lisa Miller and her then 7-year-old daughter Isabella from the U.S. to Nicaragua, prosecutors said. Before that, Lisa Miller had dissolved a civil union in Vermont with another woman. Prosecutors said she became an evangelical Christian, renounced the lesbian lifestyle, and broke-off visitation with her daughter’s other legal mother.
A Mennonite pastor from Virginia who was convicted of helping a woman and her daughter flee the country from a same-sex custody battle is attempting to have his federal conviction removed on the basis that the crime did not occur in Vermont, where his arrest and subsequent trial took place. Kenneth Miller, the Mennonite pastor [...]