New alleged victims have come forward to share their stories after a man and woman were arrested on suspicion of a string of rapes involving unconscious women.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 38-year-old Grant William Robicheaux and 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.
They were initially linked to two cases, but prosecutors said shortly after their arrest that the suspects were believed to have been responsible for as many as 1,000 other sex crimes.
Since that time, several other individuals have made similar allegations, including Lauren Hayden.
In an interview with Inside Edition, she described a date she said she arranged with Robicheaux through the Tinder app.
“He just kept trying to rip my clothes off,” Hayden said. “I kept saying, ‘I’m not ready for that.”
She described “trying to re-tie” the top she was wearing, adding that she was finally able to escape his residence.
Among the evidence leading authorities to believe there might be hundreds of other victims is a trove of images and videos on Robicheaux’s cellphone. In some of the files, police say women appeared to be “barely responsive to the defendant’s sexual advances.”
Investigators say defendants are suspected of having scoured music festivals and other gatherings for potential victims.
Robicheaux, who appeared on Bravo’s “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male,” was voted 2013’s most eligible bachelor in Orange County, California.
Both he and Riley denied “all allegations on non-consensual sex” following their arrest. They are both expected to appear in court next week and are free after posting $100,000 bail each.
[Featured images: Cerissa Laura Riley and Grant William Robicheaux, Orange County District Attorney’s Office]