7/19/09 – Last Alamo trial prosecution witnesses expected Monday

July 19, 2009
The Associated Press

Last Alamo trial prosecution witnesses expected


Prosecutors in the child-sex case against evangelist Tony Alamo say they’ll probably present their final witnesses Monday, allowing defense lawyers to begin their rebuttal of the accusations.

The trial in federal court is expected to wrap up this week.

Alamo, 74, is accused of taking underage girls across state lines for sex. The evangelist has pleaded not guilty and his lawyers claim the government has targeted him because of his religious beliefs. Alamo has said the Vatican is behind his troubles.

The evangelist could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

Last week, a series of women testified that Alamo “married” them while they were underage and that he either raped them or sexually assaulted them.

In: 2009 - (Trial year)

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