Thursday, September 25, 2008

FBI: Evangelist Alamo arrested in Ariz. in child sex case

Sept. 25, 2008 04:45 PM
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The FBI says evangelist Tony Alamo has been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of transporting minors across state lines for sexual purposes.

FBI spokesman Steve Frazier says Alamo was staying at a motel in Flagstaff when agents arrested him Thursday.

Authorities raided the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries compound in Arkansas last week and removed six girls.

Frazier says he did not believe children were with Alamo when he was arrested. He is scheduled for a federal court appearance Friday in Arizona.

Some critics call Alamo's ministry a cult.

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