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Alleged Dentist Molester to Stand Trial

A man accused of molesting two teen girls -- one a patient at his Temecula dentistry office -- will stand trial, a judge said today.

A dentist accused of molesting two teen girls -- one at his Temecula office -- will stand trial.

David Martinus Reiakvam Jr., 43,  faces charges of lewd acts, oral copulation and sexual penetration with a foreign object with two teens.

The girls -- one 15 and the other 16 years old at the time of the alleged crimes -- were Reiakvam's dentistry patients and his students at Empire Acrogymnastics on Market Street in Riverside, according to Detective Laura Ellefson, who took the stand and testified against the man today.

Reiakvam had sexual contact with the 16-year-old victim in a car parked outside his Temecula dentistry office after one of her appointments, according to the detective.

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Reiakvam sold the Temecula business within the last two years, according to Tera Harden, Reiakvam's attorney.

The incidents began in 2001 at Reiakvam's home in the 11500 block of Orion Street in Riverside, Ellefson testified.

The first victim was 15 years old when she moved in with her acrogymnastics coach and his then-wife.

One night when Reiakvam's wife was not around, the man and teen played what the detective called the "touching game" in his computer room.

The man -- then about 33 years old -- and the girl took turns touching each other in increasingly provocative places, the detective said.

Days later, the two kissed, and a few days after that, they met in the computer room when the wife was not home again, and he orally copulated the girl, the detective testified.

He attempted to have intercourse with her, but "it hurt too much, so he stopped," the detective said.

In the following days, the man and teen started having sex on a regular basis until May, 2001, when he and his wife separated and some other people moved into the house, Ellefson said.

The second victim, a 16-year-old girl who was first a patient and then worked in Reiakvam's Temecula office, also lived with the man when they allegedly began a sexual relationship in February, 2002.

The man regularly slipped into the girl's bedroom via a shared bathroom. He would then touch and caress the girl until she woke up, when they would have sex, according to the detective.

"She said it happened as a daily occurrence the entire time she lived there," Ellefson said.

Reiakvam also once took the second victim and an unnamed friend to Hustler, an adult club in Los Angeles, before they were 18 years old, said Debra Postil of the District Attorney's office.

TVOR October 04, 2011 at 05:14 PM
This is abhorrent behavior!
Cik Bast October 09, 2011 at 05:14 PM
That's an understatement. Wish this country would just acquire a remote island to chopper all these criminals onto for the remainder of their lives so we don't even have to pay for their meals, management, residency and medical care any longer.
Olivia January 16, 2013 at 10:58 PM
This is so hard to believe. David and Sherry coached me for 6 years and I practically lived with them also. He was never inappropriate with me or any of the other athletes. I guess people change though...considering I quit Acro in 1998. So sad for all parties involved.

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