6 children in Ark. custody after raid on compound

FOUKE, Ark. (AP) - September 21, 2008 The children will be under the care of the state Department of Human Services during the interviews, said state police spokesman Bill Sadler. He didn't offer a timeline for the interviews.

More than 100 federal and state police raided the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries in the small southwestern Arkansas town of Fouke on Saturday as part of a two-year investigation into child abuse and pornography allegations against convicted tax evader Tony Alamo.

"Should there be any long-term separation of the children from the Alamo property, a local court will make the determination as to the status of those children," Sadler said in a statement.

Alamo has denied any involvement in pornography.

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