Authorities in California have arrested a man and woman on suspicion of using drugs to incapacitate at least two individuals before sexually assaulting them. Prosecutors are now reaching out to the public on the belief that there could be many more victims.
According to KTLA, 38-year-old Grant William Robicheaux and his friend, 31-year-old Cerissa Laura Riley, are expected to face charges including rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by controlled substance, assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense, and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.
Robicheaux worked as a surgeon at the time of the alleged crimes. He has also appeared on the Bravo reality television program “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male.”
One of the counts included in the recent arrest stemmed from an incident police say took place in April 2016 at Robicheaux’s apartment.
Both he and Riley allegedly supplied a 32-year-old woman with drugs and raped her. After the incident, police say she filed a report and submitted to a drug test that revealed she had ingested multiple narcotics.
Months later, the two defendants victimized another woman after meeting her at a Newport Beach bar and taking her to the apartment after she passed out from intoxication. She was reportedly able to regain consciousness and scream for help.
Authorities responded a short time later and informed the state medical board of the pending criminal charges.
Both were arrested on Sept. 12 and have since been released on $100,000 bail ahead of arraignments scheduled for next months. Robicheaux could face 40 years behind bars and Riley’s sentence could be longer than 30 years.
“We believe the defendants used their good looks and charms to lower the inhibitions of their potential prey,” said Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “We’ve all heard of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Well, a wolf can wear scrubs or doctor’s clothing. Or a wolf can be a beautiful woman.
Though neither victim was a patient of Robicheaux, investigators say they found evidence including video footage that could suggest there were hundreds of other victims.
“Based on this evidence, we believe that there might be many unidentified victims out there,” Rackauckas told reporters this week.
Anyone with information about other possible victims can contact police by calling 714-347-8794.
[Featured images: Cerissa Laura Riley and Grant William Robicheaux, Orange County District Attorney’s Office]