A former CIA agent, accused of drugging and sexually abusing numerous women across several countries, has entered a guilty plea to federal charges, potentially resulting in a prison sentence exceeding 20 years, as confirmed by prosecutors.
Brian Jeffrey Raymond, a resident of La Mesa, California, is implicated in the production of hundreds of videos and photographs featuring unconscious, naked women, with this pattern dating back to 2006 in various nations where he was stationed.
Between 2006 and 2020, the 47-year-old Raymond stands accused of drugging and sexually assaulting multiple women, as well as recording or photographing a total of at least 28 nude or partially clothed victims, according to legal authorities.
The arrest of Raymond took place in Mexico City, where he was stationed, in 2020, following an incident involving a woman he had met on the dating app Tinder. She was discovered screaming for help from his balcony, prompting a neighbor to alert the police, according to court records.
Federal court documents describe Raymond as an “experienced sexual predator.” Prosecutors have outlined his method of meeting victims through dating apps and luring them to his apartment in Mexico City for drinks. Throughout the investigation, the FBI established a website seeking additional potential victims.
Raymond’s extensive travel, both for work and leisure, has been noted by the agency. He had been stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City from August 2018 until May 2020.
In the court documents, Raymond pleaded guilty to a range of charges, including sexual abuse, abusive sexual contact, coercion, and enticement, as well as the transportation of obscene material.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C., has announced that Raymond will face a prison sentence of 24 to 30 years. Additionally, he will be subject to lifelong supervised release and must provide restitution to his victims. The final sentence will be determined by a judge, with the sentencing hearing scheduled for September 19.
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As of now, an attorney representing Raymond has not responded to requests for comment.