Rimrock AZ (June 10, 2020) – A massage therapist working in the Sedona area has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison by the Honorable Michael Bluff of the Yavapai County Superior Court. Aaron Orrico, age 49 of Rimrock, AZ, was sentenced on May 14, 2020, for three separate counts of Sexual Assault.
Orrico was previously found guilty of the crimes at the conclusion of a trial to a Yavapai County jury. The evidence at trial showed Orrico was a licensed massage therapist who was working as an independent contractor in the Sedona area. In 2016, over a nine-month period, three different women, none of them known to the other, became victims of his sexual assault. Each of the victims separately filed police reports with the Sedona Police Department. Orrico committed the acts of sexual assault during the course of each massage.
According to Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, “Sexual predators often count on victims remaining silent. Thanks to the courage of these three women in coming forward to report what happened to them, a sexual predator has been removed from the streets of Yavapai County.”
Polk also expressed appreciation to the investigators of the Sedona Police Department and to deputy county attorney Patti Wortman for their work in uncovering and successfully prosecuting the case. “I also want to thank the men and women who served on the jury in this case,” said Polk. “Cases of a sexual nature are often difficult to sit through, and I am grateful to our jury for their commitment to seek the truth in this matter.”