Witness Misidentifies Preacher in Sex-Abuse Trial

By: Jon Gambrell AP Email
By: Jon Gambrell AP Email

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - A woman whose sister was an alleged
victim of evangelist Tony Alamo (uh-LAH'-moh) has misidentified the
preacher at his sex-crimes trial and is offering jurors a different
account of how her sister came to "marry" him.

The witness initially identified a defense lawyer as Alamo on Monday, then stood up and correctly pointed out the preacher.

She also said several people were present when Alamo picked his
sister as a "wife," but his sister had told jurors only three people were there. Defense lawyers hammered on the difference.

Alamo is named in a 10-count indictment alleging he took young girls across state lines for sex. The 74-year-old could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

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