Arrest Made in Miller-Jenkins Custody Case

I posted here and here about the Miller-Jenkins custody case.  I received the following press release from GLAD while I was away for the holiday weekend. It is re-printed here for your review in its entirety:


Statement of Janet Jenkins

April 21, 2011

As just reported in the Rutland Herald (pay site), there has been an arrest in the custody case involving former civil union partners Janet Jenkins and Lisa Miller, and their daughter, Isabella Miller-Jenkins. Lisa did not comply with a court order to transfer custody of Isabella to Janet on January 1, 2010.

The person arrested is one Timothy David Miller (link to criminal complaint). Little more is known at this point.

Janet Jenkins issued the following statement from her home in Vermont:

“I’m grateful to everyone in law enforcement for working so hard on finding my daughter, as well as to my attorney, Sarah Star. I know very little at this point, but I really hope that this means that Isabella is safe and well. I am looking forward to having my daughter home safe with me very soon.”

Attorney Sarah Star of Middlebury, who has been representing Janet, said, “It is clear that the government has been working hard on this. Janet is very pleased and we are both hopeful that this will be a step in the right direction of bringing Isabella home. At this point we need to let law enforcement do their work, and recognize that there are still steps to go.”

Mr. Miller will make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont in Burlington on Monday, April 25, at 9 a.m.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders has represented Janet at the appellate level in Vermont; Lambda Legal has represented Janet at the appellate level in Virginia.


Disclaimer: The information, comments and links posted on the blog do not constitute legal advice. I will not respond to any specific legal questions in the comments section of this blog. Read my entire disclaimer.

copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski


2 comments on “Arrest Made in Miller-Jenkins Custody Case

  1. jay says:

    I don’t understand. The Vermont court took away a child from her biological mother and gave it to the former lesbian partner?

    • Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. says:


      Be sure to follow all of the links in this post … and the links in the posts it refers to … Then you’ll have the complete picture of what transpired in this court battle. Thanks for reading.

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