LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An attorney for jailed evangelist Tony Alamo says his client has been indicted on eight new federal charges.
Alamo has previously pleaded innocent to federal charges in Arkansas that he took minors across state lines for sex.
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Attorney John Wesley Hall Jr. wouldn't give specifics Tuesday on the new charges in a sealed indictment but said they were similar to the existing counts.
U.S. attorney's spokeswoman Debbie Groom wouldn't comment on the new indictment Tuesday in Little Rock.
FBI agents arrested Alamo in September after his rural compound was searched by federal agents and state police.
Arkansas child welfare officials have seized 26 children associated with the Alamo ministries, citing allegations of beatings and sexual abuse.