A former CIA agent, who previously pleaded guilty in 2021 to sexually abusing 24 women, has been allowed by a DC judge to withdraw his guilty plea.
Per the Department of Justice, Brian Jeffery Raymond, a former CIA agent who was most recently employed at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, pleaded guilty to “engaging in sexual intercourse with two women when both were incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct or consenting to it.
According to reports, he would also admit to taking photographs of over 24 unconscious women while they were naked and would allegedly sexually assault several of them while they were sleeping.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that despite pleading guilty, 10 months after making his plea Raymond filed a new motion to withdraw his pleas due to his case being “tainted by ineffective assistance of counsel.”
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly granted Raymond’s motion on the grounds of his request was made before sentencing.