- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia bail bondsman is facing charges after police say he offered to bail women out of jail in exchange for sex.

Media outlets report that 60-year-old Vladimir Tarabay was arrested Friday on two counts of threat to extort money and an attempt at sodomy of a helpless victim over the age of 13.

Henrico County Sheriff Mike Wade says the charges were brought after a victim came forward and said Tarabay propositioned clients to have sex or perform sexual acts of him in lieu of payment to be released from jail. He says the office had heard rumors about a bondsman committing these acts, but never had a specific name.

Tarabay owns Fast Bail Bonding in Richmond, which opened in 2013.

It’s unclear if Tarabay has an attorney.

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