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9/21/2008

According to the Oregonian six children are in state custody after a raid on a ministry in Arkansas. The children are part of a child pornography investigation from the ministry run by Tony Alamo. Alamo said for girls having sex, "consent is puberty."

The USA Today stated that the church was also under investigation for child abuse, it also states that critics call the church a cult. It also cited Justin Miller, who was taken from the church in 1988 when he was 11 years old, "Miller told police that Alamo directed four men to strike him 140 times with a wooden paddle as punishment for a minor offense."

The Oregonian talked to Anthony Justin Lane, 34, who came from Texarkana to hear of news of his family after the raid. Lane said he was kicked out of the 10 years ago for asking too many questions, and has since been trying to subpoena his wife but has been unsuccessful in reuniting with her or his children.

The USA Today also focused more on the charges agains Alamo for tax evasion and other things he was accused of, while the Oregonian focused more on Lane's story.