Grant Robicheaux case: Reality show surgeon ‘rapped and drugged hundreds of women'

Elias Hubbard
September 22, 2018

Michelle Van Der Linden, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney's office, said prosecutors have received numerous calls since Tuesday, when the initial charges were announced against Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley.

Six months later, prosecutors say, another woman alleged the couple sexually assaulted her at the apartment after she got drunk at a bar with them.

On Oct. 2, 2016, the defendants met the second victim at a bar in Newport Beach and drank with her until she was unconscious. So much so the couple carried her into a bed at Robicheaux's home, she says.

It is reported investigators have found hundreds of videos of Robicheaux showing women "in various states of undress, consciousness and being assaulted". In addition, the Newport Beach Police Department has notified the California Medical Board of Robicheaux's arrest.

Before Grant William Robicheaux was accused of rape, he charmed audiences on a reality TV dating show, lamenting how hard it was for a busy surgeon like him to meet the right woman. They are alleged to have worked together to bring victims to Robicheaux's apartment, through supplying them with drugs and alcohol, according to Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, who said the pair "used their good looks and charm to lower the inhibitions of their potential prey".

"We've all heard of a wolf dressed up in sheep's clothing". Well, a wolf can wear scrubs or doctor's clothing.

Robicheaux and Riley have traveled to various festivals since 2015, including Burning Man, Dirty Bird Campout Festival and Splash House Festival, authorities said.

The documents revealed that "the victim felt paralyzed by the apparent drugs and did not feel as though she could physically resist" Robicheaux and Riley while they were having sex with her.

"Dr Robicheaux and Ms Riley believe that such allegations do a disservice to, and dangerously undermine, the true victims of sexual assault, and they are eager to have the proper spotlight shed on this case in a public trial".

Robicheaux is also accused of possessing two unregistered assault rifles and four other illegal firearms.

"Based on this evidence, we believe that there might be many unidentified victims out there", he said.

The defendants were arrested on September 12.

If convicted Robicheaux and Riley face up to 40 and 30 years in jail respectively. They will be arraigned October 25.

Authorities encourage possible victims to come forward and call investigator Eric Wiseman at 714-347-8794. "And they're barely responsive to the defendant's sexual advances", Rackauckas said.

'Ladies, please be careful when you meet people on these kinds of apps, ' Rackauckas said during a press conference on Friday.

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