Grant Robicheaux, 40, and his 34-year-old girlfriend Cerissa Riley are charged with drugging and physically abusing many women. The additional charges will reduce the number of alleged victims to at least two.
The Attorney General’s Office’s Julie Garland and Mary Katherine Strickland informed Orange County Superior Court Judge Frank Ospino on Friday that they want to submit an updated complaint. Rather than the prior five girls, the new accusation would involve only two. According to them, the amended complaint will also change the drug charges in the case to more appropriately match the claims.
Riley is accused of sexually abusing three women, while Robicheaux is accused of raping five women. Robicheaux was accused of seven victims at one point, while Riley was charged with five. At least 13 suspected victims have apparently been interrogated by prosecutors. An independent assessment found in a prior motion that some claims could not be proven further than a possible suspicion.
Update On The Case
A court in Orange County has granted prosecutors’ motion to lessen charges against a Newport Beach hand surgeon and his partner, who are suspected of drugging and sexually abusing several women. As a result of the decision, Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley, who participated in an episode of Bravo’s 2014 reality program Online Dating Rituals of the American Male, are now facing criminal charges involving only two claimed victims. Both have filed not guilty pleas to the revised accusations.
Prosecutors also sought the dismissal of three firearms enhancements against Robicheaux and Riley, as well as the reduction of four felony narcotics trafficking for sale counts to misdemeanors. Before making a judgment, the court in the case had requested that the state produce a brief stating why it wanted to drop some counts.