Evangelist Sentenced to 175 Years for Taking Child Brides

TonyAlamoJON GAMBRELL writes on the AP via Yahoo News:

Evangelist Tony Alamo used his stature as a self-proclaimed prophet to force underage girls into sham marriages with him, controlling his followers with their fears of eternal suffering.

But the judge who sentenced Alamo on Friday to 175 years in prison for child sexual abuse warned of another kind of justice awaiting the aging evangelist. “Mr. Alamo, one day you will face a higher and a greater judge than me,” U.S. District Judge Harry F. Barnes told the preacher. “May he have mercy on your soul.”

Barnes leveled the maximum sentence against the 75-year-old, who preyed on followers’ young daughters and took child “brides” as young as age 8. A jury convicted Alamo in July on a 10-count indictment accusing him of taking the girls across state lines for sex.

Alamo, who has made millions through his ministry, also must pay $250,000 in fines. He will return to court for a Jan. 13 hearing at which Barnes will determine if the five women who testified about their sexual abuse will be paid restitution. Federal prosecutors say an expert believes each one should get $2.7 million for the physical and mental abuse they endured.

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  • naomi94

    PRESS RELEASE
    From Tony Alamo
    July 17, 2009
    Regarding Government-Vatican Persecution vs. Tony Alamo

    It is a violation of the US Constitution for the government to attack any religion, especially Christianity!! My trial is government vs. the Bible. The five young women who are falsely testifying against me have all been convinced to do so by the FBI.

    The FBI paid all of their tuition to go to a place called Wellspring, which is a “deprogramming center.” Deprogramming is a nice word for hypnosis, brainwashing, mind-control, voodoo, black magic. Their testimony is not to be believed because it is not true, and they are not in their right mind. They are under a hateful spell of witchcraft. They (in court) have all said that I, Tony Alamo, said, “The Lord said you are to marry me.” This is all a lie. I never told that to any one of them. Their testimonies cannot be believed because they are all uniformly brainwashed. They (the young women) never contacted the FBI; the FBI contacted every one of them and gave them thousands of dollars and many gifts to lie for them. The FBI is against the Bible, Christianity, God, and all Christian churches.

    The legal age of marriage is puberty. Webster’s Dictionary states childhood is the “state or time of being a child; state or time from birth or infancy to puberty or maturity.” Webster’s definition of puberty is “the age when one becomes capable to bear children, which is marked by maturing of the reproductive organs, with the onset of menstruation in the female; the period at which sexual maturity is reached.” The Bible says this as well.

    God’s Word, the Bible, never condemns a man for having more than one wife!

    Remember how they murdered, burnt up, the Christians at Waco, Texas! They are demonic. Witnesses for the FBI and all those they have paid to go to Wellspring are all saying the same thing, what they are told to say.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

      how is it especially unconstitutional to attack christianity? must be that blackmagic voodoo stuff

  • tonyviner

    It is too bad that no one made Jesus pay restitution to all of the souls that he has raped.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

      ever wonder if you could charge jesus under the RICO act for some of the more shady dealings churches have.

      • commonsense007

        Your lost, welcome christ into your heart and you would know that acts like these are not justified by the claim of christ. Its called “false idols”, but try reading up on it, does a body good. Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, its called the BIBLE

  • kai

    Cult leader shades…

    • commonsense007

      Your lost, welcome christ into your heart and you would know that acts like these are not justified by the claim of christ. Its called “false idols”, but try reading up on it, does a body good.

  • Anonymous

    Your lost, welcome christ into your heart and you would know that acts like these are not justified by the claim of christ. Its called “false idols”, but try reading up on it, does a body good. Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, its called the BIBLE

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