1/13/10 – TG: Alamo must pay victims half million each

Texarkana Gazette
January 13, 2010
By: Lynn LaRowe

Alamo must pay victims half million each

Tony Alamo was ordered to pay $500,000 to each of five women listed as victims in his federal indictment who testified they were forced to wed their pastor as children.

U.S. District Judge Harry Barnes lamented that “no amount of money could compensate,” Alamo’s victims for the suffering they’ve endured and the impact the physical and sexual abuse they’ve suffered will have on their futures.

“I think one of the greatest damages to these young ladies is suffered in the loss of their child-like faith in their creator,” Barnes said. “The defendant has truly, truly damaged these five young girls … ”Alamo was convicted in July of 10 counts accusing him of bringing the five Jane Does across state lines for sex as children. In November, Barnes sentenced Alamo, whose given name is Bernie LaZar Hoffman, to 175 years in federal prison.

See Thursday’s Gazette for complete story.

In: 2010

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