US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of multiple drug rapes

US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of multiple drug rapes

More Victims Come Forward After California Surgeon & Girlfriend Charged With Rape

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators have identified three more possible victims after a California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged with drugging and raping two intoxicated women, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Michelle Van Der Linden, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorneys office, said prosecutors have received numerous calls since Tuesday, when the initial charges were announced against Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley.

Robicheaux once appeared in a reality TV show called Online Dating Rituals of the American Male.

“They have been aware of these accusations for a number of months, and each of them will formally deny the truth of these allegations at their first opportunity in court,” said Robicheauxs lawyer, Philip Cohen, and Rileys lawyer, Scott Borthwick.

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All allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley, attorneys Philip Cohen and Scott Borthwick said in a statement.

“Dr Robicheaux and Ms Riley believe that such allegations do a disservice to, and dangerously undermine, the true victims of sexual assault, and they are eager to have the proper spotlight shed on this case in a public trial,” they added.

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Robicheaux, 38, of Newport Beach and Riley, 31, of Brea were arrested Sept. 12 after being charged with rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance, and other crimes, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told reporters.

The surgeon, 38-year-old Grant William Robicheaux, and his 31-year-old girlfriend, Cerissa Laura Riley, were charged on September 11 with rape as well as drug and weapons-related offenses in connection with two alleged assaults.

Some videos show women who appear to be highly intoxicated beyond the ability to consent or resist, and theyre barely responsive to the defendants sexual advances, Rackauckas said.

Authorities say women met the pair during social encounters where they became intoxicated and ended up at Robicheauxs apartment.

“All allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley,” the pairs attorneys said in a statement. “They have been aware of these accusations for a number of months, and each of them will formally deny the truth of these allegations at their first opportunity in court. Dr. Robicheaux and Ms. Riley believe that such allegations do a disservice to, and dangerously undermine, the true victims of sexual assault, and they are eager to have the proper spotlight shed on this case in a public trial.”

The second defendant, being a female, is key, Rackauckas said. A woman purporting to be his girlfriend clearly played a significant role in disarming the victims, making them feel comfortable and safe.

Prosecutors say that in April 2016, the two met a woman at a restaurant in Newport Beach, invited her to a party and later went to Robicheauxs apartment once she was intoxicated. They say the 38-year-old surgeon and his 31-year-old girlfriend gave her multiple drugs and then raped her “while she was prevented from resisting due to intoxicating and controlled substances and they should have reasonably known of her condition.” Prosecutors say that a day later, she went to police and tested positive for multiple drugs.

The district attorney showed reporters video of Robicheaux appearing in the Bravo reality TV show, Online Dating Rituals of the American Male and photos of the two suspects in various locations.

Robicheaux and Riley were charged on September 11 of rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance, assault with intent to commit sexual offense and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Robicheaux was also charged with possession of an assault weapon. He faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in state prison, while she faces 30 years and eight months. The two are set to be arraigned on October 24.

He said the images may jog the publics memory and possibly encourage other people to come forward.

“There are thousands and thousands of videos and images on Robicheauxs phone,” Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told reporters on Tuesday. “The women in the videos appear to be highly intoxicated beyond the ability to consent or resist. And theyre barely responsive to the defendants sexual advances.”

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Bravo said in a statement that the show aired for one season, is no longer in production and there are no plans to bring it back.

Prosecutors also say that in October 2016, another woman drank alcohol with Robicheaux and Riley at a bar and lost consciousness. They say the two brought her to his apartment and sexually assaulted her with intent to rape her, and that she woke up and screamed for help until a neighbor called 911.

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This undated booking photo provided by the Newport Beach, Calif., Police Department shows Grant W. Robicheaux, 38, a California doctor who appeared in a reality TV dating show. He and a woman co-defendant, Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities suspect there may be many more victims. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced charges Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 against Robicheaux of Newport Beach and Riley of Brea. (Newport Beach Police Department via AP)

Michelle Van Der Linden, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorneys office, said prosecutors have received numerous calls since Tuesday, when the initial charges were announced against Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley.

This undated booking photo provided by the Newport Beach, Calif., Police Department shows Cerissa Laura Riley, 31. She and a co-defendant, Grant W. Robicheaux, 38, a California doctor who appeared in a reality TV dating show, have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities suspect there may be many more victims. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced charges Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, against Robicheaux of Newport Beach and Riley of Brea. (Newport Beach Police Department via AP)

LOS ANGELES — Investigators have identified three more possible victims after a California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged with drugging and raping two intoxicated women, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Michelle Van Der Linden, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorneys office, said prosecutors have received numerous calls since Tuesday, when the initial charges were announced against Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley.

All allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley, attorneys Philip Cohen and Scott Borthwick said in a statement.

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“All allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley,” attorneys Philip Cohen and Scott Borthwick said in a statement.

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Robicheaux, 38, of Newport Beach and Riley, 31, of Brea were arrested Sept. 12 after being charged with rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance, and other crimes, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told reporters.

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Some videos show women who “appear to be highly intoxicated beyond the ability to consent or resist, and theyre barely responsive to the defendants sexual advances,” Rackauckas said.

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Authorities say women met the pair during social encounters where they became intoxicated and ended up at Robicheauxs apartment.

Michelle Van Der Linden, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorneys office, said prosecutors have received numerous calls since Tuesday, when the initial charges were announced against Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley.

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“The second defendant, being a female, is key,” Rackauckas said. “A woman purporting to be his girlfriend clearly played a significant role in disarming the victims, making them feel comfortable and safe.”

“The second defendant, being a female, is key,” Rackauckas said. “A woman purporting to be his girlfriend clearly played a significant role in disarming the victims, making them feel comfortable and safe.”

The district attorney showed reporters video of Robicheaux appearing in the Bravo reality TV show, “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male” and photos of the two suspects in various locations.

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He said the images may “jog the publics memory” and possibly encourage other people to come forward.

Investigators have identified three more possible victims after a California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged with drugging and raping two intoxicated women, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Bravo said in a statement that the show aired for one season, is no longer in production and there are no plans to bring it back.


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