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Nicaraguan man faces five years for kidnapping charge

A Nicaraguan man has admitted to helping in the kidnapping of a child.

Timothy Miller, 40, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit international parental kidnapping before, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney. Miller is facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

In 2009 Miller conspired with co-defendants Kenneth Miller and Lisa Miller to help Lisa Miller and her daughter flee the United States and travel to Nicaragua. Lisa Miller fled the country to prevent her partner from visiting her daughter, according to the U.S. Attorney. Both women had parental rights with the child.

Timothy Miller purchased a one-way plane ticket for Lisa Miller and her daughter to travel from Toronto to Nicaragua. In Nicaragua, Timothy Miller helped Lisa Miller and her daughter with shelter and financial assistance, according to prosecutors.

Kenneth Miller was convicted and sentenced. Charges are pending against Lisa Miller, but her current whereabouts, and her daughter’s, are unknown.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara scheduled sentencing for Timothy Miller for March 23, 2017.