Former Lubbock pastor wants conviction and sentence overturned - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/6/09

Former Lubbock pastor wants conviction and sentence overturned

Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office

NEW ORLEANS, LA (KCBD) - A former Lubbock pastor wants a federal appeals court to throw out his conviction of importing an alien for immoral purposes. 

James Cornell Clark was sentenced to 10 years in 2007 for importing a Kenyan woman to act as his sex slave after promising her a free education. During a hearing Monday before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Clark's lawyer argued his conviction must be overturned because the term "immoral purposes" is unconstitutionally vague.

A three judge panel did not immediately rule.

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