2 accused of aiding Bedford County woman in lesbian custody case

Bedford CountyBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ A woman who fled with her daughter during a custody dispute has been indicted on new charges along with a Virginia businessman and a Mennonite missionary who prosecutors say helped her after she renounced being a lesbian. Businessman Philip Zodhiates is accused of bringing Lisa Miller to Buffalo in 2009 and helping her cross the border into Canada. Missionary Timothy Miller has acknowledged helping her and daughter Isabella reach Nicaragua. Lisa Miller faces federal parental kidnapping and conspiracy charges. The girl’s other parent, Janet Jenkins, has been seeking the now 12-year-old’s return for five years. Jenkins and Miller entered a civil union in Vermont in 2000 and split in 2003. Zodhiates is scheduled for arraignment in Buffalo on Wednesday. He didn’t return a call for comment. Lisa Miller is believed to be in Central America. She is from the Forest area of Bedford County.

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