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Dentist Pleads Not Guilty to Sex with Minor

A Temecula dentist is accused of molesting a girl he coached in gymnastics.

A Temecula dentist pleaded not guilty to having sex with a girl he coached in gymnastics.

David Martinus Reiakvam, 42, was charged with unlawful sex with a minor, lewd acts on a child younger than 14 and oral copulation with a minor, according to court records.

He appeared in a Riverside court Tuesday to enter his plea. His arraignment was originally scheduled for Dec., but he missed the hearing due to being snowed in while on vacation, his attorney told a judge.

Reiakvam, who is free on $50,000 bail, runs Reiakvam Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, 28910 Rancho California Road, though he lived in Riverside when the incident happened.

An investigation on the defendant began last year, and he was arrested on Nov. 2, according to Detective Wayne Ramaekers.

The dentist also coached gymnastics at a privately owned facility in Riverside, though police declined to name the gym. They also declined to say over what period of time the alleged molestations took place.

If convicted of all charges, Reiakvam could face 21 years in state prison.

City News Service contributed to this report.

darlene addison March 15, 2011 at 02:47 PM
dr reiakvam is a great dentist and a great man i have known him several years and don't believe any of this. darlene addison
deleted March 15, 2011 at 07:35 PM
I truly hope this man is not guilty of what he has been accused of. If he is found to be guilty, I hope he feels the full force of the law.

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