Commonwealth v. Michael Adam Orton; Sexual Assault of two Children Draws 10-Year Sentence

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Michael Adam Orton, 26 years old, of the 1200 block of Baker Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge William R. O’Brien for two (2) counts each of Aggravated Sexual Battery and Custodial Indecent Liberties. Judge O’Brien sentenced Orton to 30 years in prison with 20 suspended, leaving 10 to serve.


Orton pled guilty on August 14, 2012. Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth’s evidence would have proven that between January 1, 2010 and April 18, 2012, Orton repeatedly sexually assaulted two young children known to him.  One of the children disclosed the abuse, and detectives from the Virginia Beach Police Department began investigating the crimes.  During an interview with detectives, Orton admitted to abusing the children.    


Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney L. Diane Nelms prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.