Oct 22, 2018

Leader of NM religious sect set to plead guilty

U.S. News & World Report
Associated Press
October 20, 2018

LOS LUNAS, N.M. — Another leader of a paramilitary religious sect rocked by child sexual abuse allegations is set to plead guilty.

The Gallup Independent reports James Green, co-leader of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps, recently signed a plea and disposition agreement in connection with charges of kidnapping, child abuse and tampering with evidence.

Authorities accused James Green of taking part in a plot to bring over an infant child from Uganda to the United States in 1997 by using forged documents.

His wife and fellow co-leader, Deborah Green, was sentenced last month to seven decades in prison after her conviction in the child sex abuse case

Thirteen District Attorney Lemuel Martinez says his office would have no comment until the plea agreement is finalized.

Authorities say the pair operated from an isolated compound in western New Mexico.


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