Lady in courtroom in worldwide same-sex custody case

BUFFALO, NY (AP) – A woman accused of escaping the United States to Nicaragua with her daughter instead of sharing custody with her former same-sex partner is in Buffalo, New York to face the charges .

Federal prosecutors say Lisa Miller pleaded not guilty on Friday, including for international parent kidnapping. According to prosecutors, Miller fled the US with her then 7-year-old daughter in 2009 instead of sharing custody of the child with Janet Jenkins of Fair Haven, Vermont, her former civil union partner.

Miller returned to the US from Nicaragua last month and was arrested in Miami. Miller’s lawyer could not be reached for comment.

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