Scottsdale gym employee arrested for child exploitation

Investigators say there may be children who were victims in a child exploitation case involving a fitness center employee in Scottsdale.

Edward Orth

Edward Orth

U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigators (HSI) said Edward Orth, 25, of Phoenix, used a website to trade illicit images of children.

He was indicted March 9 on 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of voyeurism. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Orth was employed at LifeTime Fitness in Scottsdale as an assistant in the center’s KinderPrep section where he had regular contact with children.

HSI said they’ll be working with the gym’s management to identify and contact parents whose children may have contact with Orth.

If you believe your child was a victim, call HSI at 1-866-DHS-2ICE or go ice.gov/tips.

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