July 24, 2009

Evangelist Tony Alamo convicted

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Evangelist Tony Alamo is led from the federal courthouse in downtown Texarkana, Ark. Friday July 24, 2009. Alamo, a one-time street preacher who built a multimillion-dollar ministry and became an outfitter of the stars, was convicted Friday of taking girls as young as 9 across state lines for sex. (AP Photo/Texarkana Gazette, Evan Lewis)
CNN July 24, 2009

A jury in Arkansas convicted evangelist Tony Alamo of 10 federal counts of taking minors across state lines for sex (one girl was nine years old). Each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.

The CNN link and the first video has details about Alamo, the case and the conviction.

To get a feel for what he is like see the second video.

Alamo used the bible to justify his actions. He said polygamy is in the bible and is condoned by God. And that the bible says the legal age to marry is at puberty. I don't think he'll be saying he's sorry at his sentencing.

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