Orange County Couple Speaks as Sexual Assault Charges Against Them Are Dropped
The Newport Beach surgeon and his girlfriend, who were charged with drugging and raping women and facing decades in prison, are breathing a huge sigh of relief today … the charges against them will be officially dropped.
Dr. Grant Robicheaux and his GF, Cerissa Riley, have been in the crosshairs of a former O.C. prosecutor for a year-and-a-half … for allegedly using their good looks and drugs to lure women to their home and rape them in an unconscious or semiconscious state.
Robicheaux was charged with 17 felonies, including 5 counts of rape. Riley was charged with 13 felonies, including rape. The prosecutor who filed the charges — Tony Rackauckas — claimed at the time he filed the charges there were thousands of photos and videos to support his case and claimed there could be as many as a thousand victims.
But the D.A. who defeated Rackauckas — Todd Spitzer — claims the prosecution was bogus and there was no evidence of sexual assault. Spitzer says not a single video shows any evidence of an unconscious victim or sexual assault, adding this was a shocking and transparent attempt by Rackauckas to win reelection.
Today Spitzer will formally drop all charges against the couple. The alleged victims may be allowed to testify during the hearing.
The couple has maintained their innocence from the start, and Riley told “Good Morning America” the decision by OC District Attorney Todd Spitzer to drop the charges has allowed her to “breathe again” and she feels like she’s finally awoken from a nightmare.
Robicheaux says they’re still in a state of shock and disbelief this happened to them, and they both insist they never even thought they were crossing a line with any of the women they had sex with.
Despite their relief, Robicheaux and Riley feel their lives have been ruined by the allegations and the story going nationwide … and it’s going to be a struggle going forward for quite some time.
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