The FBI and the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service are seeking more information and potentially more victims of a former CIA employee who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing women.
Brian Jeffrey Raymond, 45, who worked for the CIA for “many years” and lived in the Washington, DC and San Diego areas, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse in which the victims were unable to consent and an obscene material transport head.
The FBI said Raymond admitted that over the course of 14 years he photographed, recorded or touched women who were unconscious and unable to consent.
It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
An investigation found that Raymond’s electronic devices contained âhundreds of photographs and videos created between 2006 and May 30, 2020, depicting at least 24 unconscious and nude or partially nude women. Almost all of the women in the photos and videos suffered memory loss during their time with Raymond and had no knowledge of the photographs, videos or any physical contact, âthe FBI said.
Raymond, who speaks Spanish and Mandarin, has met women using dating apps, the FBI said.
An investigation into his behavior began in 2020 after a naked woman was seen screaming for help from his balcony while working at the US Embassy in Mexico City. She said she didn’t remember what happened after she ate and drank the food Raymond provided her, according to the FBI.
“Brian Raymond has betrayed the trust placed in him as a US government employee representing the United States abroad by engaging in years of predatory conduct by sexually abusing, exploiting and registering vulnerable women that he has targeted in the United States and around the world, âthe Deputy Attorney General said. Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s criminal division said in a July press release.
According to this release, Raymond faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a fine of $ 250,000, a supervised release period of at least five years and compulsory restitution.
Anyone who believes they have been a victim of Raymond or may have information about him should complete a secure questionnaire at fbi.gov/BrianJeffreyRaymond, or contact the FBI by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-800 – CALL FBI.