7/20/09 – Trial resumes for Tony Alamo accused of sex crimes

Boston Herald
July 20, 2009
ByAssociated Press

Trial resumes for evangelist accused of sex crimes


Attorneys for an Arkansas evangelist accused of taking five young girls across state lines for sex are expected to begin presenting their defense this week.

The trial in federal court for 74-year-old Tony Alamo resumes Monday morning. It’s not clear how many more witnesses prosecutors plan to present, but all the women Alamo is accused of raping or sexually assaulting have testified.

The evangelist has pleaded not guilty. His lawyers claim the government has targeted him because of his religious beliefs. If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

A series of women have testified that Alamo “married” them while they were underage.

In: 2009 - (Trial year)

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