Calif. Surgeon, Girlfriend May Have Raped Hundreds

California prosecutors say they drugged victims
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2018 4:54 AM CDT
Updated Sep 19, 2018 6:33 AM CDT
Calif. Surgeon, Girlfriend May Have Raped Hundreds
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.   (Newport Beach Police Department via AP)

"We've all heard of a wolf in sheep's clothing," Orange County DA Tony Rackauckas told reporters Tuesday. "Well, a wolf can wear scrubs or doctor's clothing. Or a wolf can be a beautiful woman." Rackauckas announced that a prominent surgeon and his girlfriend have been charged with sexually assaulting two women and prosecutors suspect there could be many more victims, KTLA reports. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, have been charged with multiple felonies including rape by the use of drugs. Prosecutors say the couple worked in tandem to find victims, drug them, and bring them back to Robicheaux's apartment, where they videotaped sexual assaults.

Robicheaux and Riley are accused of possessing large quantities of drugs, including GHB, cocaine, and ecstasy. Prosecutors tell the BBC that the suspects' phones yielded "thousands and thousands" of videos of possible victims. "There are several videos where the women in the videos appear to be highly intoxicated beyond the ability to consent or resist and they are barely responsive to the defendants' sexual advances," Rackauckas says. "Based on this evidence we believe there might be many unidentified victims out there." He says prosecutors believe the "defendants used their good looks and charms to lower the inhibitions of their potential prey." Robicheaux appeared in an episode of the Bravo reality series Online Dating Rituals of the American Male, reports People. (More rape stories.)

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