A popular surgeon from Newport Beach and his sweetheart are accused of drugging and sexually attacking 2 ladies, Southern California authorities stated they think there could be many more victims.
Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, are accused of rape by giving his patients drugs, oral copulation by anesthesia and attacks with intent to cause sexual harm, and belongings of a controlled substance for sale. Robicheaux is also accused of multiple firearms infractions.
On Robicheaux’s phone, private investigators discovered numerous clips of women in different states of consciousness, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas informed press reporters Tuesday. He stated that a lot of the females in the videos appeared unable to grant sexual contact. A number of the videos also included Riley, he said.
” Based upon this evidence we believe that there might be many unknown victims out there,” he stated. Rackauckas approximated there were more than 1,000 videos. He did not say whether the very same females were seen in several clips.
Riley and Robicheaux each paid $100,000 bail last week when they were apprehended. They will be arraigned October 25.
The district attorney says Riley and Robicheaux met up a 32-year-old woman at a restaurant in Newport Beach in April 2016, and on a separate encounter invited her to a party, took her back to his house once she was inebriated, gave her drugs and raped her. The incident was taped on video, Rackauckas said. The victim contacted Newport Beach police the next day and tested favorably for multiple controlled substances.
According to prosecutors six months later, another lady alleges the couple sexually attacked her at the apartment or condo after she got drunk at a bar with them. The DA’s office says she woke up and shouted for aid till a next-door neighbor called cops to the scene. Authorities don’t know if that occurrence was also taped.
The district attorney’s workplace asked that any ladies who believe they might have been sexually attacked by the couple contact the workplace’s lead investigator, Eric Wiseman. Authorities stated the couple traveled to festivals such as the very famous Burning Man in Black Rock Desert Nevada, Dirty bird Campout celebration in central California and the Splash House celebration in Palm Springs, California.
“Our company believes the offenders used their great appearances and appeal to lower the inhibitions of their potential prey,” Rackauckas stated.
The doctor appeared on an episode of Bravo’s “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male” in 2014. Rackauckas said no females from the Bravo program have been not linked to the mobile phone videos.
Robicheaux went to Louisiana State University for his undergraduate degree and his medical training, graduating in 2007. He was licensed in California on Might 30, 2009. While the district attorney said investigators will wish to talk to Robicheaux’s patients, he said there is no proof any incidents occurred in a medical setting.
Newport Beach police passed the case for review to the Orange County district lawyer on the 6th of September, the couple was apprehended at the male’s home last Wednesday. Both of the suspects have been freed on $100,000 bail bonds. If founded guilty, Mr. Robicheaux and Ms. Riley could be charged with 40 years and 30 years in jail, stated the prosecutor.
The two are scheduled to appear in court on multiple charges October 24th.
By: Mckenzie Santa Maria