Evangelist Tony Alamo arrested in child sex probe

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - FBI agents have arrested evangelist Tony Alamo at an Arizona motel, alleging that he took minors across state lines for sexual purposes.

Alamo was scheduled for a federal court appearance Friday in Flagstaff.

Federal agents and state police raided the headquarters of Tony
Alamo Christian Ministries in Arkansas on Saturday and removed six
girls ages 10 to 17. They sought evidence that children there had been molested or filmed having sex. Prosecutors sought Alamo's
arrest after interviewing the girls this week.

An Arkansas judge has hearings set for Friday and Monday on whether the state Department of Human Services can keep custody of
the six girls. The girls will attend the hearings.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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