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Artículo A US surgeon and his girlfriend were arrested on multiple drug rape charges News


A US surgeon and his girlfriend were arrested on multiple drug rape charges



According to investigators, the couple would lure women into a false sense of security with their good looks and charms

Anna Freeman

19 Septiembre 2018 17:22

A California surgeon and his girlfriend have been charged with two sexual assaults, and investigators suspect there could be ‘hundreds’ more victims.

Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, allegedly attacked two women they met at a bar and a restaurant in 2016.

Prosecutors told the BBC that 'thousands and thousands' of videos of potential victims were on the defendants' phones as well.

At a news conference on Tuesday, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said the couple were suspected of using their ‘clean-cut’ looks to lure people into a false sense of security.

‘We believe the defendants used their good looks and charms to lower the inhibitions of their potential prey,’ he said.

‘There are several videos where the women in the videos appear to be highly intoxicated beyond the ability to consent or resist and they are barely responsive to the defendants' sexual advances.

‘Based on this evidence we believe there might be many unidentified victims out there.’

Robicheaux is an orthopaedic surgeon from Newport Beach, 45 miles (72km) south of Los Angeles. He once appeared on the Bravo cable network's reality TV show Online Dating Rituals of the American Male.

Investigators say the pair worked ‘in tandem’ to meet women at bars, drug them or coerce them to drink large amounts of alcohol, and then bring them back to Robicheaux's apartment to be assaulted.