8/25/09 – TG: Alamo associate, Jonathon Curry, sentenced on failure to file as sex offender

Texarkana Gazette
August 25, 2009
By: Lynn LaRowe

Alamo associate sentenced on failure to file as sex offender

A Tony Alamo Christian Ministries associate was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervision for failing to obey sex offender registration laws.

Jonathon Patrick Curry, 50, was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $100 in court costs by U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson in the Fort Smith Division of the Western District of Arkansas.

Curry was arrested on ministry property in Fort Smith in January.

In 2002, he was convicted of attempted lewdness with a minor under 14 in Clark County, Nev. Curry was ordered to register as a sex offender and to report to Nevada state authorities for the rest of his life.

But upon his release Nov. 20, 2007, Curry never registered with any state.

In November 2008, he caught the attention of federal law enforcement working in the Fort Smith area.

A sign on the door of a room in a warehouse owned by Alamo followers in Fort Smith read, “Keep out Jon Curry’s room,” according to court documents.

Curry was kicked out of the ministry before his 2002 arrest in Nevada for reportedly making calls to sexually oriented 900 numbers, said Curry’s former mother-in-law, Varina Pini.

Pini said her daughter was “married” to Curry when she was just 15. Curry was 32 at the time.

If Curry fails to comply with Dawson’s lifetime supervision mandate, he could face more time in federal custody.

In: 2009 - (Trial year)

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