Authorities Seize 21 Children in Arkansas

21 children have been taken into custody by Arkansas authorities based on allegations of neglect and physical abuse.

All the children are associated with the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries.

The 74-year-old Alamo has pleaded not guilty to two federal counts of transporting a juvenile across state lines for sex.

A court order authorized three children to be seized at the Texarkana courthouse and 18 other children were taken from two vans during a traffic stop.

Department of Human Services has declined to elaborate on the allegations.