Criminal Law

Judge Dismisses Sexual Assault Charges Against California Surgeon and His Girlfriend

A California judge has dismissed sex charges against a Newport Beach surgeon who previously appeared on a reality television show, and his girlfriend after they were accused of drugging and raping women in a case that drew international attention.

Court records show that charges of assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense were dismissed Friday against Dr. Grant Robicheaux, a surgeon who appeared on a Bravo TV show called “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male,” and girlfriend Cerissa Riley.

The decision came after a preliminary hearing before Superior Court Judge Michael Leversen, who determined there was not sufficient evidence on the sex charges to proceed to trial, the Orange County Register reported.

Read the source article at CBS News

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