Ex-CIA officer accused of drugging, raping women taps celebrity memory experts for defense

First appearance on Fox: Brian Raymond, a 47-year-old former CIA officer accused of drugging and sexually assaulting 25 women, recalled his testimony at the trial of Bill Cosby and Ghislaine Maxwell. An expert was appointed as a defense attorney.

Raymond said in a new federal filing that he plans to call Dr. Deborah Davis, a psychology professor at the University of Nevada who specializes in “how human memory works under the influence of alcohol.”

Davis will also address consent while under the influence, according to the filing.

“Dr. Davis explains that a person during a blackout period due to alcohol consumption may be able to indicate consent to sexual activity through physical and verbal actions,” the document said. Davis testified for Cosby in his 2022 civil sexual assault trial, which Cosby lost.

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Former CIA officer Brian Raymond is scheduled to go on trial on November 8th on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting more than 25 women. (FBI)

Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, an expert on “creating false memories,” testified in Harvey Weinstein’s Manhattan rape trial and Ghislaine Maxwell’s federal sex trafficking trial, both of which resulted in convictions.

A distinguished professor of psychological science and law at the University of California, Irvine, will try to persuade jurors not to believe the recollections of Raymond’s alleged victims.

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The investigation into Raymond began in May 2020, when police responded to reports of a naked woman screaming on the balcony of an apartment rented by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. He allegedly drugged her and raped her, although she had no memory of that night.

After Raymond resigned, FBI agents obtained a warrant for Raymond’s cell phone and hundreds of videos allegedly showing him sexually abusing an unconscious woman. I found a photo.

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Former CIA officer Brian Raymond is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting more than 25 women over a 15-year period. (FBI)

Prosecutors said the suspect sexually assaulted at least 25 women over a 15-year period in the United States, Mexico and four other countries. Court documents do not name the other countries due to national security concerns.

He was arrested in October 2020 and has been held in a Washington, D.C., jail ever since.

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In a scathing decision denying Raymond’s bail application in April, U.S. District Judge Colleen Coller-Kottery summarized the horrific case.

“This record shows the means and motive for locating unsuspecting women on dating apps, drugging and abusing them, and leaving them with no memory or means to report their deviant plans to law enforcement. “It depicts a sexual predator with a history of sexual assault,” she wrote.

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Former CIA officer Brian Raymond was arrested after police responded to a naked woman screaming on the balcony of his home in Mexico. He allegedly drugged and raped her while working at her embassy. (FBI)

She described his “fetish” for manipulating his victims’ naked bodies, including forcing them to open their eyelids, moving their limbs, and groping parts of their bodies after rendering them unconscious. did.

One of the depraved clips allegedly shows him “grabbing an object.” [the victim’s] “He touched her breasts and played with her mouth and tongue as she struggled to breathe,” the ruling said.

The former CIA officer, who allegedly committed a number of crimes in homes rented by the embassies of several countries, conducted internet searches for “environment, alcohol and passing out” and “environment, alcohol and side effects.”

Read the information about Brian Raymond.It describes the photos and videos he allegedly took of nearly 25 unconscious women.

His alleged fetish was evidenced by his video history, which included searches for “black girl passed out,” “sleeping sound asleep,” and “carried passed out,” according to the criminal complaint.

Raymond is scheduled to go on trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on November 8th. But his lawyers filed a motion Friday asking a judge to postpone his date until April.

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His attorney, Dennis Giraudo, said in a Sept. 22 filing that the government’s refusal to provide the names of Raymond’s alleged victims has effectively prevented him from preparing a defense. argued that it could not be done.

The government also has not disclosed where the crimes were committed, the identity of the intoxicants used and how they were administered, the filing alleges.

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