Ex-CIA Officer Under Rape Allegations

(Cupventi.com) – Former CIA officer Brian Raymond, aged 47, is facing serious accusations of drugging and sexually assaulting 25 women. For his defense, he has sought the expertise of memory specialists, previously involved in high-profile trials like those of Bill Cosby and Ghislaine Maxwell.

In recent federal filings, Raymond stated his intention to bring in Dr. Deborah Davis, a psychology professor at the University of Nevada, focusing on human memory functions while under the influence of alcohol.

Dr. Davis will address the issue of consent in situations where individuals are under the influence, shedding light on the possibility of demonstrating consent to sexual activity even during an alcohol-induced blackout through physical and verbal actions, according to the filed document. Notably, Dr. Davis had testified in a civil sexual assault trial in 2022, where Bill Cosby was the defendant.

Another expert, Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, known for her expertise in false memory creation, is expected to try to persuade jurors to question the credibility of Raymond’s alleged victims’ recollections. She previously testified in the trials of Harvey Weinstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, both of whom were convicted.

The charges against Raymond emerged in May 2020 when police responded to distressing reports of a naked woman screaming on the balcony of his U.S. Embassy-rented apartment in Mexico City. The woman had no recollection of that night, alleging that Raymond had drugged and assaulted her.

Following this, FBI agents obtained a warrant to search his phones, revealing numerous videos and photographs suggesting his involvement in molesting unconscious women. Prosecutors claim that Raymond sexually assaulted a minimum of 25 women over a 15-year period across the U.S., Mexico, and undisclosed additional countries due to national security concerns.

Raymond was apprehended in October 2020 and has been detained in a Washington, D.C. jail ever since. In April, a U.S. District Judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, strongly rejected Raymond’s bail application, characterizing him as a sexual predator who targeted unsuspecting women, drugged and abused them, leaving them incapacitated and unable to report the crimes to authorities. The judge described his disturbing fetish for rendering victims unconscious and manipulating their bodies.

Raymond’s alleged crimes were committed in embassy-leased residences in various countries. His internet search history suggested an interest in drugs like Ambien combined with alcohol to induce unconsciousness. His video records indicated disturbing searches related to victims being unconscious.

Raymond is scheduled for trial on November 8 in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia. However, his defense team filed a motion to postpone the trial until April, citing inadequate information from the government about the victims, the locations of the crimes, the substances used, and their mode of administration.