Armachain also has been charged with four additional counts in connection with three other victims. Two were adult women and one was the daughter of the one of the adult victims, according to the second superseding indictment. In the case of the adult women, Armachain posted bond for them and coerced them into sexual activity, an FBI agent said in a sworn affidavit. In the case of the minor, Armachain allegedly sexually abused her when she came to his bail bonds office to make payments on behalf of her mother, who knew about the abuse but failed to report it, according to a factual basis. She pleaded guilty in January to misprision of felony, which carries a maximum prison sentence of three years, The News reported.
Even though Armachain has only been charged in connection with four victims, tribal police have identified "over ten additional females" with whom he allegedly engaged in similar patterns of abuse, the FBI affidavit states. He would pay their bonds and engage in sexually charged behavior with them, the agent said. Additionally, tribal police have found "over 10 additional females" who borrowed money from Armachain at "one hundred percent interest," according to the affidavit. In order to get paid back, he took the money out of their per capita checks, or their shares of the tribe's gaming revenues, the FBI agent stated. "Armachain has a reputation as being a 'pervert' and 'creepy,'" the document reads. "Many of the females interviewed expressed fear of being alone with Armachain and displayed emotional pain regarding the extortion of sexual acts to get out of jail or to pay off loans." Read More on the Story:
Cherokee bail bondsman pleads guilty in sexual extortion case (The Smoky Mountain News March 28, 2018)
Arrests, convictions, predatory behavior plague North Carolina’s bail bond industry (NC Policy Watch March 22, 2018)