Man Who Appeared on Millionaire Matchmaker Charged with Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Three Women
Michael Bernback allegedly committed the crimes in 2014 and in August this year
A businessman who appeared on Millionaire Matchmaker was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting three women.
Michael Bernback, 62, who was featured on one episode of the dating show in 2011, is scheduled to be arraigned in a Los Angeles courtroom later this month on eight felony counts including forcible rape, rape by use of drugs, rape of an unconscious person and two counts of administering a drug to commit rape, The Wrap reports.
He has also been charged with three misdemeanor counts of possessing MDMA, GHB and cocaine.
Prosecutors allege that the crimes occurred between March and September 2014, and on Aug. 11 this year.
The criminal complaint alleges that Bernback gave a controlled substance to one of the women and tied and bound another during an alleged attack, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
At the time of his early-morning arrest on Aug. 13, officials told CBS Los Angeles that Bernback met each of his victims – who are all in their 20s – online.
Bernback was taken into custody again on Thursday and his bail was increased from $300,000 to $2.1 million.
If convicted of the charges, he could face a possible maximum sentence of multiple life terms.
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