More than a dozen women come forward in sexual assault investigation involving O.C. surgeon, girlfriend

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SANTA ANA, Calif. –More than a dozen women have come forward with allegations against a Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon and his girlfriend who have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two victims, the Orange County District Attorney announced Friday.

Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, were charged in connection with assaulting two women earlier this week. Authorities said  Friday that they have received more than 50 credible leads about potential victims.  nvestigators have also expanded their inquiry into the defendants to several states, and are looking into the possibility that Robicheaux could have committed crimes dating back two decades, District Attorney Tony Tony Rackauckas said.

Rackauckas said the couple used their charm and good looks to lure women and make them feel comfortable. Robicheaux and Riley met two of their victims at a bar and restaurant in Newport Beach, but investigators believe Robicheaux also contacted women through dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.

“Ladies, please be careful when you meet people on these kinds of apps, you dont know what’s behind that, what appears to be, a perfect smile,” Rackauckas said.

The DA’s office is continuing to work with the Newport Beach Police Department to investigate the crimes there. He encouraged people who may have been victimized to not be ashamed and come forward.

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