A doctor who appeared on Bravo reality show Online Dating Rituals of the American Male has been accused of teaming up with a woman believed to be his girlfriend, to drug, sexually assault and rape women.
Law enforcement asked possible victims to come forward on Tuesday following Grant William Robicheaux and Cerissa Laura Riley’s charged earlier this month, two years after a couple of alleged Newport Beach victims shared their stories.
The accounts appear to be corroborated by pictures and videos found on the couple’s phones that suggest they could have taken advantage of up to 1,000 women.
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Cerissa Laura Riley (left) and Grant William Robicheaux (right) were charged earlier this month, two years after a couple of alleged victims shared their stories of drugging and rape
Riley and Robicheaux are believed to be in a relationship and are thought to have taken advantage of 1,000 women in situations similar to the 2016 complaints
‘There are several videos where there women in the videos appear to be highly intoxicated beyond the ability to consent or resist and they’re barely responsive to the defendants’ sexual advances,’ Orange County District Attorney DA Tony Rackauckas, said during a press conference in Santa Ana.
Robicheaux, 38, is an orthopedic surgeon in California’s affluent Orange County and alongside Riley, 31, the medical expert is suspected of committing ‘rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by anesthesia or a controlled substance, assault with intent to commit sexual offense and four counts of possession of a controlled substance for sale,’ reports
On top of those charges, both defendants could face further punishment for possessing firearms illegally.
Robicheaux, 38, appeared on Bravo reality show Online Dating Rituals of the American Male
Robicheaux had two assault rifles unlawfully and his charges are enhanced for possessing a firearm during a health and safety code violation
One woman claimed she was taken back to Robicheaux’s apartment in October 2016 after falling unconscious due to consuming copious amounts of alcohol
Robicheaux had two assault rifles unlawfully and while he had licences for two other guns as well as several large capacity magazines, his charges are enhanced for possessing a firearm during a health and safety code violation, says the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
A press release states Riley was also knowingly vicariously in possession of a firearm.
Rackauckas said that the duo are suspected of preying on women at bars and either getting them intoxicated with large amounts of alcohol or using drugs to put them in a state where they were no longer able to take control.
A press release states Riley was also knowingly vicariously in possession of a firearm
Both accusers say the incidents happened in 2016.
One claimed she was invited to a party after meeting them at a restaurant in April.
The woman tested positive for multiple drugs the following day after she complained she was drugged and raped to Newport Beach law enforcement.
Another woman claimed she was taken back to Robicheaux’s apartment in October that year after falling unconscious due to consuming copious amounts of alcohol.
She alleges the pair sexually assaulted her and intended to rape her before she woke up and screamed for help.
The duo are avid festival-goers and attended Burning Man and Splash House Festival
Law enforcement is asking anyone with information to come forward and are concern they may have preyed on people at events and possibly the surgeon’s patients
The woman claims a neighbor contacted law enforcement who investigated the matter.
Large amounts of illegal substances were found on Robicheaux’s property in January this year according to
Avid festival-goers, Robicheaux and Riley, were finally arrested last Wednesday after local police submitted a request to the DA on September 6.
Investigators are trying to find out whether any of Robicheaux’s patients were victims and are concerned people they met at Burning Man and Splash House Festival may have fallen victim.
Robicheaux is known for appearing on one episode of the Bravo dating show, titled ‘Three’s a Crowd’. It only lasted for one season in 2014.
Anyone with information can contact Supervising Investigator Eric Wiseman at 714-347-8794.