Two criminal cases filed against a Temecula dentist accused of molesting teenage girls he instructed in gymnastics were consolidated Monday and an Oct. 3 date set for a hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to warrant a trial.
David Martinus Reiakvam, 43, could face around 50 years in prison if convicted of sexual penetration of a child with a foreign object, oral copulation of a child under 16 years old, and two counts each of oral copulation of a child under 18 and lewd acts on a child under 14.
Reiakvam appeared before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Richard Fields, who granted a prosecution motion to combine separate cases filed against the defendant last December.
One case involves the alleged sexual abuse of a girl, whose identity was not released, between November 1998 and November 2000. The second case lists alleged acts of molestation of another unnamed victim between January 2000 and December 2001.
Reiakvam, who runs Reiakvam Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 28910 Rancho California Road, remains free on $150,000 bail.
The doctor was arrested last Nov. 2 following an investigation by the Riverside Police Department’s sex crimes unit.
According to Detective Wayne Ramaekers, the defendant coached gymnastics at a privately owned facility in Riverside and “had an alleged sexual relationship with an… athlete while residing in Riverside.”
At the time of Reiakvam’s arrest, the second alleged victim had not yet come forward, resulting in two separate complaints being filed by the District Attorney’s Office.
Court records indicate the defendant has had only one prior brush with the law, for traffic violations in 2008.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Monday for a Temecula dentist accused of having sexual contact with a teenage girl.
David Martinus Reiakvam, 43, is charged with lewd acts on a child under 15 and oral copulation of a minor.
The doctor, who runs Reiakvam Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is free on $50,000 bail.
The hearing scheduled before Superior Court Judge Richard Fields will determine whether there’s sufficient evidence to warrant a trial.
Reiakvam was arrested last Nov. 2 following an investigation by the Riverside Police Department’s sex crimes unit.
According to Detective Wayne Ramaekers, the defendant coached gymnastics at a privately owned facility in Riverside.
According to court papers, the acts occurred between January 2000 and December 2001.
Neither the gym nor the victim’s identity were disclosed.
If convicted of all charges, the dentist could face 18 years in prison.