The jurors in Ohio lawyer Javier Armengau’s sex crimes trial came back this morning with bad news for Armengau. He was indicted on 9 of the 18 counts of sex crimes: one count of rape, one count of kidnapping, two counts of gross sexual imposition, and multiple counts of sexual battery. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge David Fais immediately revoked Armengau’s bond and deputies took him in custody.
While Armengau was in trial, the Columbus Bar Association moved for an interim suspension of his law license, arguing that he was “out of control.” Since the Supreme Court has not yet ruled on the motion, Armengau continued to represent his criminal defendant clients while his own case was pending. In fact, while the jury was deliberating this morning, Armengau appeared at pre-trial hearings on behalf of his clients.