PHOENIX— Today Leroy Christopher Orbeck (D.O.B. 06/21/1995) was sentenced to 25 years in the Department of Corrections for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Sex Trafficking, Child Prostitution, Attempted Sexual Assault, and Aggravated Assault.
“This sentence is a clear demonstration of our commitment to hold the defendant accountable for all of his victims,” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. “My Office will not hesitate to see to it that defendants who attempt to benefit from the victimization of sex trafficking face the full weight of justice,” he added.
On March 30, 2017 officers were called to a motel near 51st Avenue and I-10 for a report that minor girls were being used as prostitutes inside a room at the motel. Officers were able to enter the room and found Orbeck inside along with three females. Follow up investigations led to disclosures by victims that they had been trafficked by Orbeck, one victim was a minor at the time.
During interviews with two of his victims, they admitted Orbeck would arrange for them to meet men in the room and take the money they earned. They said Orbeck would give them drugs, sometime forcibly, and would threaten them with a gun and physically assault them. Both victims disclosed they were also sexually assaulted by the defendant. One of the victims had become pregnant with Orbeck’s child. During one violent incident Orbeck said he no longer wanted the child and beat the victim with the intent that she lose the baby.