Alamo wants evidence kept from trial

Associated Press/June 24, 2009

Texarkana - Jailed evangelist Tony Alamo says investigators were relying on old information when they raided his Fouke compound last year and that evidence they seized should be barred at his trial.

In motions filed Tuesday, the 74-year-old also asks for the names of informants who gave information to authorities. Alamo is charged in a 10-count indictment with violating the federal Mann Act by taking underage girls across state lines for sex.

The court papers ask U.S. District Judge Harry Barnes to bar to disallow computer data, business records and photographs seized by investigators. A former Alamo attorney said the computers contained no pornography.

Alamo's lawyers say at least five years passed between when an alleged victim was sexually abused and the present.

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