The Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that there may be hundreds of alleged victims of a Newport Beach surgeon and a woman believed to be his girlfriend, both of whom are accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least two women.
OCDA Tony Rackauckas held a news conference in Santa Ana, where he announced charges against 38-year-old Grant William Robicheaux and 31-year-old Cerissa Laura Riley. The two were charged with sexually assaulting two women by use of drugs.
Robicheaux and Riley are accused of teaming up to prey on women by meeting them at bars, drugging them – or coercing with copious amounts of alcohol – and then bringing them back to the man’s apartment to sexually assault or rape them.
The two alleged victims came forward with encounters they had with the pair in 2016. In April of 2016, Jane Doe 1 was met by the two at a restaurant in Newport Beach and invited to a party. Once intoxicated, the 32-year-old woman was allegedly taken to Robicheaux’s apartment, where she was allegedly drugged and raped. She contacted Newport Beach police the next day and tested positive for multiple drugs, Rackauckas said.
In October 2016, Robicheaux and Riley are accused of drinking alcohol with Jane Doe 2 at a bar in Newport Beach until the alleged victim was no longer conscious. The two are accused of then taking Jane Doe 2 to Robicheaux’s apartment and sexually assaulting her with the intent to commit rape. The woman woke up and screamed for help until a neighbor called Newport Beach police, who responded and investigated the case.
Other charges include oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance, assault with intent to commit a sexual offense and possession of a controlled substance for sale.