Evangelist Tony Alamo will spend the rest of his natural life in federal custody, after being sentenced to 175 years in prison by a Texas judge.
Alamo was convicted July 10 of 10 counts of taking girls across state lines for sexual purposes. Some of his victims were as young as 8 years old and were “wives” of the convicted felon who has a compound in Saugus up Sierra Highway, as well as other locations, mostly in the South.
His attorneys have filed a petition for leniency, but the judge can apply a sentencing ensuring that Alamo will never be released. His conviction and sentencing also carry a potential fine of $2.5 million.
The 175-year sentence is the maximum allowed by federal guidelines. A restitution hearing for the victims is set January 13.