While a CIA agent, Brian Jeffrey Raymond is said to have drugged and sexually assaulted dozens of women. There are instances in which women drugged by Raymond were raped. He met these women through online dating apps, in the United States and in other countries around the world. Hundreds of videos were made by Raymond depicting him sexually assaulting women in a variety of different ways. Raymond, age 45, drugged and sexually assaulted women for a period of 14 years.
Arrest in Mexico
Raymond’s predatory conduct finally came to the attention of law enforcement on May 31, 2020. Raymond was working for the U.S. Embassy in Mexico at that time. At about 6:30 local time in Mexico City, law enforcement officials responded to reports of an unclothed woman on an apartment balcony screaming for help.
Emergency medical personnel also responded to the scene. The woman was taken to a local hospital, having suffered multiple injuries that included:
Bruises on her arms
Bruises on her knees
Woman’s Encounter with CIA Agent Raymond
After being treated medically, the woman was interviewed by investigators. According to the woman (whose name is not provided to respect her privacy), the events between her and the CIA agent transpired as follows:
The woman met Raymond on the Tinder dating app
The pair agreed to meet in a Mexico City shopping area, where the spent the afternoon
Later in the afternoon, the woman and Raymond went to his apartment
The apartment was leased on Raymond’s behalf by the U.S. Embassy
Raymond provided the woman with snacks and wine
After she consumed the snacks and wine, the woman passed out
Raymond did concede that he has sexual contact with the woman
The woman said she never consented to sexual contact with Raymond
The woman doesn’t recall being on the balcony screaming for help
Raymond was taken into custody
Diplomatic Security Service and FBI Launch Investigation
Directly after his arrest, both the Diplomatic Security Service and the FBI launched investigations, including obtaining warrants. As part of this effort, agents searched the U.S. Embassy paid-for apartment provided to Raymond as well as his parents’ residence in La Mesa, California. Warrants were also obtained to search various of Raymond’s internet accounts, including:
Social media accounts
Investigators also seized Raymond’s hardware, including:
On these various devices, investigators are said to have discovered incriminating evidence.
Locations of Raymond’s Sexual Assaults
Raymond was assigned to a variety of locations during his tenure with the CIA. As a result, investigators have tracked down victims of Raymond’s drugging and sexual assaults to a number of locations that include:
Request for Assistance from the Public
The Diplomatic Security Service and the FBI have made public pleas for assistance in identifying more women who were victimized by Raymond. These agencies have asked anyone with additional information about Raymond or who believes they may have been a victim is asked to fill out a secure questionnaire at fbi.gov/BrianJeffreyRaymond. They can also contact the FBI at ReportingBJR@fbi.gov or 1-800-CALL-FBI.
Your Legal Rights After a Sexual Assault
If you’re the victim of sexual assault, in addition to potential criminal charges against the perpetrator, you may have rights in the civil justice system as well. An experienced, caring sexual assault lawyer from The Doan Law Firm can answer any questions you have about your legal rights. You can reach out firm any time of the day or night by calling us at (800) 349-0000. Our sexual assault lawyer phone line is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including ny legal holidays.
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