A former CIA officer accused of drugging and sexually assaulting two dozen women has pleaded guilty
A former CIA agent accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least two dozen women in several countries pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges and faces more than 20 years in prison, prosecutors said.
Brian Jeffrey Raymond, of La Mesa, California, took hundreds of videos and photographs of naked and unconscious women dating back to 2006 in various countries where he was stationed, officials said.
Prosecutors said Raymond, 47, drugged and sexually assaulted several women from 2006 to 2020, and also photographed or videotaped at least 28 nude or semi-nude victims.
He was arrested in Mexico Citywhere he was stationed, in 2020 after a woman he met on the dating app Tinder was found screaming for help from his balcony, prompting a neighbor to call police, according to court documents.
Federal court documents described Raymond as an “experienced sexual predator.” In Mexico City, he would meet victims via dating apps and invite them back to his apartment for drinks, prosecutors said.
During the investigation, the FBI created a website looking for more potential victims.
The agency said Raymond traveled frequently for business and pleasure. She added that he worked at the US Embassy in Mexico City from August 2018 until May 2020.
Raymond pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault, abusive sexual intercourse, coercion and enticement, and transmitting obscene material, according to court documents.
He will be sentenced to 24 to 30 years in prison, according to the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC. He said in a statement.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Raymond will also be subject to supervised release for life and must pay restitution to his victims.
The judge will determine the final ruling. Sentencing is scheduled for September 19.
The attorney listed as representing Raymond did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.
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