Anti-gay Christian cult leaders arrested on child sex abuse charges

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Leaders of a fringe militarised Christian sect have been arrested on child sex abuse charges after a raid on their compound.

The Aggressive Christianity Missionary Training Corps group is a fundamentalist Christian sect in operation in New Mexico.

The armed group, which is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, was raided by police earlier this weak over allegations of child abuse.

Several members of the group have been arrested and charged with a string of offences.

Police are investigating alleged illegal transportation of children from missions in other countries to its US base, as well as sex abuse.

Anti-gay Christian cult leaders arrested on child sex abuse charges
Cult co-founders Deborah Green and James Green

According to NBC, the group’s leader Peter Green has been charged with 100 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child, and is being held on $5 million bond.

One of the group’s co-founders ‘General’ Deborah Green, is also being held on a $500,000 bond.

NBC reports that other members of the cult including Joshua Green, Stacey Miller, Amos River, Victoria River, Ruth River and Timothy River are also being held.

The various charges include child abuse, bribery and not reporting a birth.

The group insisted: “We don’t know who all the accusers are, but the accusations are just re-runs of old lies that have been investigated and shown to be malicious attacks against a legitimate ministry.”

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