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Disgraced evangelist Tony Alamo has been sentenced to 175 years in prison for child sexual abuse, with a judge warning him about facing future judgment from a higher authority. “Mr. Alamo, one day you will face a higher and a greater judge than me,” U.S. District Judge Harry F. Barnes told Alamo November 13 at a Texarkana, Arkansas, court, the Associated Press reported. After his July conviction on charges he took underage girls across state lines for sex, Alamo, 75, received the maximum sentence. Alamo first made headlines as a sect leader in California during the youthful Jesus People movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s when he and wife Susan, since deceased, recruited converts off the sidewalks of Hollywood.

 

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