A former U.S. Embassy employee who sexually assaulted at least 24 women over 14 years while filming the attacks was in the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigations revealed Monday as it urged any other victims to come forward.
Brian Jeffrey Raymond, 45, of La Mesa, California, faces life in prison after admitting in July to federal sexual abuse and transportation of obscene material charges after being caught while stationed at the US Embassy in Mexico City, according to the Department of Justice.
He was stationed there between 2018 and his abrupt departure in May 2020. Raymond's attacks began in 2006, and investigators have yet to say where the other abuse took place.
The FBI stated that Raymond worked for ‘many years’ in the CIA, but did not indicate when he worked there, for how long and at what capacity. However, a source familiar with the case told The Daily Beast that the CIA took administrative action after Raymond’s arrest, and that he resigned from his position soon after.
An investigation of Raymond’s electronic devices showed that, between an unspecified month in 2006 and May 2020, he took hundreds of photos and videos of at least 24 unconscious and nude or partially nude women. In a number of the photos, Raymond is seen touching the victims’ breasts, genitalia and buttocks.
Brian Jeffrey Raymond, 45, of La Mesa, California, was working for the CIA while he sexually assaulted at least 24 women over 14 years and took photos and video of it. He pleaded guilty in July
The FBI stated that Raymond worked for ‘many years’ in the CIA, but did not indicate when he worked there, for how long and at what capacity
The agency urged other victims to come forward as not all the women in the photos/videos have been identified
Almost all of the women seen in the photos and videos experienced memory loss during their time with Raymond and had no knowledge that he was taking photos, recording and touching them, according to the FBI. They have yet to comment on whether those women are suspected to have been drugged.
Raymond will be sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on February 7, 2022, following a pre-sentencing evidentiary hearing that starts on January 31, 2022.
Some of the women depicted in the photographs and videos have yet to be identified and the FBI stated that it is seeking any other potential victims prior to come forward prior to Raymond’s sentencing.
A statement from the organization reads, ‘If you believe you have been a victim of Brian Jeffrey Raymond, or if you have information about Raymond, the FBI requests that you fill out a secure questionnaire, available at fbi.gov/BrianJeffreyRaymond. You can also contact the FBI via email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-800-CALL-FBI.’
An investigation into Raymond was launched last May, after a nude woman was screen screaming for help from the balcony of his Mexico City apartment.
The woman told the FBI she had no recollection of events after consuming drinks and food provided by Raymond.
Raymond will be sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on February 7, 2022, following a pre-sentencing evidentiary hearing that starts on January 31, 2022
Raymond worked with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico (pictured above) starting in August 2018 before abruptly quitting in May 2020 and moving in with his parents in La Mesa, California
Raymond's apartment was in Mexico City’s Polanco neighborhood. It is one of the richest areas of Mexico City, a main hub for