Newport Beach surgeon and former reality TV personality Grant W. Robicheaux, 38, and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley, 31, were arrested last week and charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women.
While their attorneys deny “all allegations of non-consensual sex,” the Orange County District Attorney’s Office held a press conference detailing the accusations against them.
DA Tony Rackauckas alleges that the pair lured their victims from bars and restaurants to his apartment in ritzy Newport Beach to ply them with alcohol and drugs in order to assault them.
A 32-year-old woman claimed she met the couple at a Newport Beach restaurant in April 2016, and left with them to attend a party. Afterward, they allegedly brought her back to Robicheaux’s apartment while she was intoxicated, where they drugged and assaulted her. She called police the next day. Multiple drugs were found in her system.
Another woman says she met the pair at a Newport Beach bar, where she drank with them until she was unconscious. They allegedly brought her back to Robicheaux's apartment and assaulted her. She woke up and screamed for help. A neighbor called police.
The DA claims to have found hundreds or even a thousand videos and photos of intoxicated women on Robicheaux’s phone. Some of the videos and photos allegedly include Riley.
The surgeon and his girlfriend were photographed together at festivals like Burning Man.
Rackauckas told reporters, “We have all heard of a wolf dressed up in sheep’s clothing. Well, a wolf can wear scrubs or doctor's clothing. Or the wolf can be a beautiful woman.”
The pair have been charged with several felonies, including rape by use of drugs, assault with intent to commit a sexual offense, and possession of a controlled substance for sale.
If found guilty of the charges, Robicheaux could face up to 40 years in prison. The two are out on $100,000 bail, and are due back in court October 25.
Robicheaux appeared on the Bravo show “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male” in 2014.