Tony Alamo's attorney says he needs more time

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawyer for jailed evangelist Tony Alamo is asking for more time to prepare his defense against federal charges of taking underage girls across state lines for sex. John Wesley Hall Jr. of Little Rock filed a motion Wednesday to continue Alamo's trial to an unspecified date. In the motion, Hall says state officials have been investigating the convicted tax evader since 2001. Hall questions whether the statue of limitations has run out on several of the charges, as they go back to 1994. Hall also says he is scheduled for jury duty in February, when Alamo's trial was planned to be held. Hall says in the motion that jury duty "should really be educational." Alamo, 74, was arrested in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Sept. 25.

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