The Latest: More charges against California surgeon, friend



<pThe Latest on a California surgeon and a girlfriend accused of drugging and sexually assaulting victims (all times local):

<p12:30 p.m.

<pProsecutors say there are five additional victims in the case of a California surgeon and his girlfriend who were previously charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women.

<pThe Orange County district attorney's office said Wednesday the additional charges include kidnapping and rape by use of drugs.

<pThe new charges accuse Dr. Grant Robicheaux of sexually assaulting five additional women. His girlfriend, Cerissa Riley, is now charged in three additional assaults. Details were not immediately released.

<pRobicheaux and Riley pleaded not guilty to all counts in a court appearance. A judge ordered their bail to be raised to $1 million each, up from $100,000 each.

<pRobicheaux once appeared in a reality TV show called "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male."


<p8:48 a.m.

<pA California surgeon and his girlfriend are expected to appear in court on charges they drugged and sexually assaulted two women.

<pThe Orange County District Attorney's Office says 38-year-old orthopedic surgeon Grant Robicheaux and 31-year-old Cerissa Riley are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in a Newport Beach courtroom.

<pAfter prosecutors charged the pair last month, they said they received leads to more than a dozen possible additional victims.

<pAuthorities say the two alleged victims met Robicheaux and Riley at social events in Southern California where they became intoxicated and ended up at Robicheaux's apartment.

<pThe suspects have denied the allegations. They were arrested last month and released on $100,000 bail each.

<pRobicheaux once appeared in a reality TV show called "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male."