Case # 18HF1291

Date: September 18, 2018

LAW ENFORCEMENT SEEKING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF NEWPORT BEACH SURGEON/ REALITY STAR AND WOMAN CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO WOMEN BY USE OF DRUGS

*Two accused of working in tandem; may have traveled to different locations

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is seeking potential additional victims of a Newport Beach surgeon/ reality star and a woman who were charged today with sexually assaulting two women by use of drugs.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Grant William Robicheaux, 38, Newport Beach

Charged on Sept. 11, 2018, with the following felony counts

  • Rape by use of drugs
  • Oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance
  • Assault with intent to commit sexual offense
  • (4) Possession of a controlled substance for sale
  • (2) Possession of an assault weapon

Sentencing Enhancements:

  • (2) Personally armed with firearm during health and safety code violation

40 years in state prison

Arraignment

Oct. 25, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department H-7, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach

 

Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, Brea

Charged on Sept. 11, 2018, with the following felony counts

  • Rape by use of drugs
  • Oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance
  • Assault with intent to commit sexual offense
  • (4) Possession of a controlled substance for sale

Sentencing Enhancement:

  • Knowingly vicariously armed with firearm

30 years and eight months in state prison

Arraignment

Oct. 25, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department H-7, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach

 

Circumstances of the Case

  • In April 2016, Robicheaux and Riley are accused of meeting 32-year-old Jane Doe 1 at a restaurant in Newport Beach.
  • On April 10, 2016, Robicheaux and Riley are accused of inviting the victim to a party in Newport Beach and escorting her to Robicheaux’s apartment once she was intoxicated.
  • The defendants are accused of supplying multiple drugs to the victim then raping and orally copulating her while she was prevented from resisting due to intoxicating and controlled substances and they should have reasonably known of her condition.
  • Jane Doe 1 contacted the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) the next day and underwent a forensic exam, which tested positive for multiple controlled substances.
  • On Oct. 2, 2016, Robicheaux and Riley are accused of drinking alcohol with Jane Doe 2 at a bar in Newport Beach until the victim was no longer conscious.
  • The defendants are accused of bringing Jane Doe 2 to Robicheaux’s apartment and sexually assaulting her with intent to commit rape.
  • Jane Doe 2 awoke and screamed for help until a neighbor called NBPD, who responded to the scene and investigated this case.
  • On Jan. 9, 2018, Robicheaux and Riley are accused of possessing large quantities of illegal drugs which were recovered in Robicheaux’s residence.
  • Robicheaux is also accused of possessing two illegal, unregistered assault rifles, four other firearms, and several large capacity magazines.
  • NBPD submitted the case to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for review on Sept. 6, 2018, and arrested the defendants at Robicheaux’s residence on Sept. 12, 2018.

The defendants may have traveled together to various festivals and locations since 2015 including Burning Man in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, Dirtybird Campout festival in Silverado, Splash House festival in Palm Springs, and landmarks near Page, Arizona. Robicheaux also appeared on the Bravo television show “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male.” Law enforcement investigating this case believe there may be additional victims. If you believe you have been a victim, or have information related to the crime and about the defendants, please call Supervising Investigator Eric Wiseman at 714-347-8794. The presentation from today’s news conference containing images of the defendants is here.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Michael Carroll, Sexual Assault Unit

 

 



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