BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Prosecutors have presented cellphone records they say track the movements of a woman who allegedly fled the country with her daughter to avoid sharing custody with her former lesbian partner.
Lisa Miller had embraced Christianity after ending the relationship.
Mennonite pastor Kenneth Miller, who is no relation, is on trial in Vermont accused of helping Lisa Miller flee with her 7-year-old daughter Isabella to Nicaragua to live among Mennonites and avoid court orders giving her ex-partner visitation and later full custody of the child.
Kenneth Miller is charged with aiding in international kidnapping, but his lawyer says the pastor believed Lisa Miller had full custody.
The current whereabouts of Lisa Miller and her now 10-year-old daughter are not known.
Prosecutors say a cellphone was used during their flight from the U.S. to place calls to the Liberty University law school in Virginia. The law school's dean, Mat Staver, had previously been Lisa Miller's attorney but says he has no knowledge of the calls.