Ohio attorney guilty on charges in sex crimes case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus attorney has been convicted
in a sex crimes trial in which some of the allegations came from his
A Franklin County jury found attorney Javier Armengau
(ar-mehn-GOW’) guilty Monday on nine of 18 charges, including one count
of rape, four counts of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual
According to the indictment, the 52-year-old Armengau
allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with five victims from 1998. His
accusers included clients and mothers of clients.
Prosecutors have said Armengau preyed on women who needed his legal services.
has denied the charges, saying the claims against him were fabricated.
His attorney Jennifer Coriell says they are seeking a mistrial and
preparing to file an appeal.
Armengau’s bond was revoked. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 12.