Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018|4:22 p.m.
LOS ANGELES– A California doctor who appeared in a truth TELEVISION dating program and an alleged female accomplice have actually been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two females, and authorities stated Tuesday there might be many more victims.
Orthopedic surgeon Grant W. Robicheaux, 38, of Newport Beach and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, of Brea were jailed Sept. 12 after being charged with rape by utilize of drugs, oral copulation by anesthesia or managed substance, and other criminal activities, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told a press conference in Santa Ana.
Investigators were carefully going through “thousands and countless videos and images on Robicheaux’s phone, many also consisting of Riley,” Rackauckas stated.
Some videos show ladies who “seem extremely intoxicated beyond the capability to approval or resist, and they’re barely responsive to the defendant’s sexual advances. Based on this proof, we believe that there might be many unknown victims out there,” he said.
The district lawyer revealed reporters video of Robicheaux from a now-canceled Bravo TELEVISION program called “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male” in an episode entitled “Three’s A Crowd.”
“Our company believe the defendants used their good appearances and charm to lower the inhibitions of their potential victim,” Rackauckas said, releasing a variety of details about lots of areas and occasions related to Robicheaux and Riley.
The offenders, who were launched on $100,000 bail, might not be immediately grabbed comment.
The 2 ladies who were apparently attacked satisfied the pair during social encounters.
“Ladies who have actually encountered these 2 may have felt an incorrect sense of security due to the fact that both defendants are tidy cut, good-looking,” Rackauckas stated.
“We have the tendency to rely on doctors who take an oath to do no harm. The 2nd defendant, being a female, is essential. A female professing to be his girlfriend clearly played a significant function in deactivating the victims, making them feel comfy and safe,” he said.
Inning accordance with prosecutors, Robicheaux and Riley satisfied a 32-year-old female at a Newport Beach restaurant on April 10, 2016, invited her to a celebration and after that accompanied her to Robicheaux’s home when she was intoxicated.
The set supposedly offered the victim multiple drugs then sexually assaulted her while she was incapable of withstanding. The lady called authorities the next day, and a forensic test found multiple controlled substances.
On Oct. 2, 2016, the accuseds presumably drank alcohol with another woman at a Newport Beach bar until she was unconscious, brought her to Robicheaux’s house and sexually assaulted her. The district attorney’s office said the victim awakened and shrieked for aid up until a neighbor called police, who began an investigation.
Other charges versus the 2 allege big quantities of controlled substances were discovered in Robicheaux’s residence in January 2018. Robicheaux is likewise accused of possessing 2 unlawful, unregistered assault rifles, four other guns and a number of large-capacity magazines.
The district attorney said occasions and places the pair might have taken a trip to because 2015 include the Burning Guy festival in Nevada, the Dirtybird Campout celebration in Silverado, California, the Splash Home festival in Palm Springs, and landmarks near Page, Arizona.
Robicheaux was an undergraduate at Louisiana State University then finished from its medical school in 2007, Rackauckas stated. He then did postgraduate work at New york city University Healthcare Facility for Joint Diseases in New York City and did an orthopedic surgery residency at University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California. He was accredited to practice medicine in California on Might 30, 2009.
A message left at Robicheaux’s office wasn’t immediately returned Tuesday, and a home number listed for him did not have a voicemail. Riley’s number was unlisted, and she was otherwise not able to be reached.
The Bravo truth program aired for one season, is not in production and there are no plans to bring it back, a spokesperson for NBC Universal said in an email.
Associated Press press reporters Amy Taxin in Santa Ana and Amanda Lee Myers in Los Angeles added to this report.