PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Court documents are providing graphic details surrounding the case of a Scottsdale man who is being charged with multiple counts of child sex trafficking.
According to documents, an investigation began after an underage girl, described in the documents as being 16 years old, said she had sex with 64-year-old Richard Phillip Vairo. That girl reportedly directed Vairo to a location on August 5, 2018, where Vairo was ultimately robbed.
In an interview with detectives in January 2019, the teen said she was paid $300 to have a sexual encounter with Vairo at a hotel in Scottsdale. The victim also revealed that Vairo said he wanted her to be his "sugar baby", in addition to wanting her to have sexual encounters with some of his friends, who Vairo claims are also "sugar daddies".
A forensic examination of the victim's phone, according to court documents, turned up a text conversation between the teen and a cell phone number that Vairo claims belongs to him. Vairo reportedly texted the victim on various dates, and the texts, as listed in court documents, contained graphic details of sexual proposition, sexual solicitation, and solicitation of explicit photos on the part of Vairo.
Vairo, according to court documents, was arrested on March 4 along University Drive in Phoenix. During an interview, Vairo said he knew the victim, and said he had met up with her on multiple occasions and bought her clothing, dinner, and got her nails done. Vairo also said he hung out with her in hotel rooms on several occasions, and had several pictures of her wearing a bra and short shorts, but denied anything sexual happened.
"And now, she's attacking me with these charges that are ridiculous and outlandish and not true," said Vairo, in court. "Her boyfriend and his friend, they put me in the hospital. 16 staples in my head. Broke my jaw. Robbed me. Beat me."
Vairo also asked the court to lower his bail amount.
"I'm not a flight risk in any way, and I wanted to see if it was possible for you to consider lowering the bail or the bond," said Vairo.
A bond of $100,000 has been set for Vairo, according to court documents, who will also be subjected to electronic monitoring if he makes bond. Vairo is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on March 15.