Internationally renowned porn star Robert van Damme was arrested by local authorities May 21 in Orange County on charges of domestic violence and contempt of court. Damme, whose real name is Robert Kovarik, had his bond set at $100,000.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say that the Czech Republic native has been hit with a federal detainer that prevents him from bonding out of state prison. Even if he were to post bail, he would be held in federal custody and brought before a U.S. magistrate judge.
A Federal immigration official told XBIZ that a Immigration detainer means federal officials believe the suspect doesn’t have the legal basis to be in the U.S. and once the local case against him ends, Damme will be transferred to the local federal facility at which point he will be processed for deportation or extradition.
Van Damme has performed for Falcon and Mustang Studios, but now runs RVD Films.
Moreover Vincent Lambert, Gayvn Judge, Photographer and Noted industry Blogger has exclusively obtained a copy of the statement that Van Damme gave to police following his arrest earlier this year.