The court sentenced Deborah Green to 72 years in prison after she was found guilty of three counts of child rape, two counts of kidnapping and one count of child abuse. This conviction came after an emotional testimony of a former convert who had 11 surgeries to correct physical abuse suffered under the Christian leader.
Deborah Green is the leader of the Aggressive Christianity Mission Corps that operates in a secluded Fence Lake, New Mexico compound. She likes to dress in a General’s attire to signify her position and authority.
Authorities started investigations upon the suspicion of sexual abuse on a former member in 2017 who told the court that, “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.” She also revealed that she still struggles to recover from being physically and emotionally abused, adding she’s had 11 surgeries to help fix broken bones.
Another case is imminent against Green, about the death of Enoch Miller whom authorities said died in 2014.
The abuse was suspected to have been perpetrated by Green and her son-in-law, Peter Green.
The authorities were reported to have stormed the secluded building and found 11 children, with some as young as 4 years old.
Court records revealed that in 1990, Green had forced her daughter to steal a child from Uganda. The child was subsequently physically and sexually abused for years to come.
The court hearing began on Thursday, September 27, 2018, to try Green for child abuse resulting in death and tampering with evidence.
The judge, James Sanchez told the victim. “A weaker person would not have survived. That means you can continue on being strong.”