Plastic Surgeon Charged With Attempted Murder, Kidnapping Granted Bond
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami plastic surgeon accused of kidnapping and torturing his ex-mistress is getting out of jail.
Orlando Llorente is facing several charges, including battery, strong armed robbery and attempted murder.
On Friday, after the state and defense came to an agreement, Orlando Llorente received a $100,000 bond.
According to reports last April, Llorente became enraged after he saw a Facebook post from his ex-mistress, 36-year-old Leeanne Sauma.
Sauma told police that Llorente held her against her will for 16-hours in a Brickell apartment. He allegedly banged her head against the floor, beat her, stuffed her mouth with a cloth and waterboarded her in the bathtub.
“This lady was able to free herself and convince him she was not going to press charges. That was all in fear of losing her life,” said Kenia Reyes of the Miami-Dade Police Department.
In a motion filed last month, Llorente claimed that Sauma had been asking him to leave his current wife, threatened to go public with the affair, and warned that she was going to ruin his career.
To strengthen Llorente’s statement, the defense said that Sauma is battling mental illness, has issues with prescription drug abuse, and also has violent tendencies. Also noted was an incident when police were called to her multimillion dollar home in Pinecrest after a she allegedly attempted suicide.
Llorente’s wife was in court with her husband last month, but was missing from the courtroom Friday.
Llorente’s attorney refused to comment.
Once the plastic surgeon has bonded out of jail, he must surrender his guns and passport.
While on pre-trail release, Llorente is to remain on house arrest, only leaving to meet his attorney, go to court, or to attend pre-approved work meetings.