Christian leader jailed for abusing abducted Ugandan girl
A 71-year-old Christian leader who was found guilty of abusing an abducted Ugandan girl, will be spending the rest of her life in jail.
Deborah Green who is the leader of a New Mexico Christian cult, was found guilty of kidnapping, criminal sexual penetration of a minor and child abuse, after the Ugandan girl told the judge she had 11 surgeries for broken bones suffered during years of abuse. While the lady said she is yet to recover emotionally and physically from what she described as torture by Green, the Christian leader who was arrested alongside her husband, stated that they’ve done nothing wrong.
Former sect members said the abuse dated back years, while Cibola County Undersheriff Michael Munk said the former members described leaders treating followers like slaves and physically beating children. The Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps’ secluded Fence Lake compound in western New Mexico, was raided last year after a two-year investigation into concerns about child abuse.
It was gathered that during the raid, Green and her husband, James Green, who is also a leader of the corps, attempted to hide children and both conspired with another person to commit tampering with evidence.
Green who was sentenced to 72 years in jail,led a cult dubbed the “Aggressive Christian Mission Training Corps.” She called herself “the General” and dressed like one. She reportedly convinced her daughter to take a newborn baby from Uganda in the 1990s. The child was brought to the compound where she was physically and sexually abused.
The Ugandan girl who told the District Court Judge, James Sanchez, to give 71-year-old Green the maximum sentence of 108 years, said;
“Emotionally, she broke me as a child to the point where I still, today, struggle with my own self-confidence, my self-esteem, my sense of worth,” the victim said.
Green still faces a second trial in the death of 13-year-old Enoch Miller. Authorities said he died at the compound in 2014. She has been charged with child abuse resulting in death and tampering with evidence.