US- Evangelist Sentenced to 175 Years for Taking Girls Across State Lines for Sex

published on November 13, 2009

 *Evangelist Tony Alamo was sentenced Friday to 175 years in prison for taking little girls as young as 9 across state lines to have sex with them.The decision punishes him for the rest of his life for molesting children he took as “brides” in his ministry.

*Alamo, 75, had denied the charges, claiming they came from a Vatican-led conspiracy against the church he led, called the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries.

*Alamo used his status as father figure and pastor and threatened and threatened the girls with “the loss of their salvation.”

*A woman Alamo took as a child “bride” at age 8 challenged the evangelist from the witness stand Friday to submit himself to God’s judgment. Reading from lined notebook paper, she said Alamo tore her family apart by taking her as a child bride and described how she shook uncontrollably when he first molested her.

*”You have the audacity to ask for mercy. What mercy did you show us?” she said.

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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,575011,00.html

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