Trial Begins for White Supremacist Leader Strom

By: Matt Holmes Email
By: Matt Holmes Email

Tuesday October 2, 2007

The founder of a white supremecist group was in federal court Tuesday, facing a host of felony charges, including counts of possessing child pornography.

Court adjourned just before 5 p.m., but not before some damaging testimony by the estranged wife of the defendant.

Strom's wife Elisha was last on the stand and her testimony painted a picture of a man with an affinity for young girls. She told the court of one rainy day when her husband took his daughter's ten year old friend under an umbrella and, after placing his arm around the girl, left the rest of his family to walk alone in the rain.

That girl and her mother took the stand earlier in the day, talking about the obsession Strom had with the girl and alleging that he gave her presents and flowers. Their testimony spoke to the charge Strom faces of using interstate commerce to entice a minor.

Court reconvenes Wednesday morning at 9:30, when Strom's estranged wife is expected to continue to answer questions for the prosecution.

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