Devout Christian lawyer accused of sexually exploiting children and possessing porn

Lisa Biron

 

A NEW Hampshire lawyer who listed the Bible on Facebook as her favourite book, and was associated with the Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-gay pressure group, is facing ten years to life in prison for allegedly possessing child pornography, and transporting a teenage girl to Canada for sexual purposes.

Lisa Biron, according to this report, was arrestedby FBI agents last Friday. She faces the following charges: transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual exploitation of children.

According to federal indictments, the lawyer took a teenage girl to Canada, had her engage in sexual activity which she then filmed.

The Concord Monitor reports that Biron is associated with the ADF, a group of Christian lawyers who, according to their website, are committed to keeping

The door open for the spread of the Gospel.

They also advocate

Religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.

Biron is scheduled for trial in January. If convicted, she faces 10 years to life in prison on the transportation charge and 15 years to life in prison on each of the exploitation of children charges.

Judge Landya McCafferty decided to detain Biron, largely, she said, because she is believed to have broken most of the bail conditions imposed earlier on the district-level pornography charges.

Last month Biron was ordered by a judge to use her computer only for work, not possess weapons and have no contact with the teenage girl in the five videos and two pictures found on her computer.

The no-contact order was the only condition Biron appears to have honoured, prosecutor Helen Fitzgibbon told McCafferty.

In making her case that Biron should be held in custody, Fitzgibbon also made the following allegations:

•?Two witnesses testified to seeing Biron in possession of ecstasy, marijuana and cocaine.

•?Biron sent a threatening text message to the person who turned her in to the police, advising him he would have to watch his back “FOR EVER”.

• Biron sent a text to a friend saying she might flee to Cuba because she had “nothing left”.

• Biron had asked people to lie to law enforcement about her case.

• ?Other juveniles have been subjected to Biron’s sexual activity and drug use.

The police began investigating Biron when a man came into the Manchester Police Department and reported that he had seen pornography on her computer.

Officers received a search warrant and executed it at Biron’s  in Manchester on October 9. A forensic search was completed on her computer, and she was arrested after investigators found the pornographic materials.

The federal charges against Biron are scheduled to be heard in January. If convicted, she faces ten years to life in prison on the transportation charge and 15 years to life in prison on each of the exploitation of children charges.

Biron recently served on the board of directors at Mount Zion Christian Schools in Manchester.

Meanwhile, the BBC reports that a former canon of Carlisle Cathedral, convicted of a series of child sex offences dating back almost 30 years, has been jailed for four years.

Ronald Johns, who was also a vicar in Borrowdale and Caldbeck in Cumbria, was found guilty of sex offences against three boys between 1983 and 1991. He admitted 10 counts of indecent assault and gross indecency.

 Hat tip: Graham Martin-Royle, BarrieJohn & Remigius