December 6, 2023
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A La Mesa man and former United States authorities worker has pleaded responsible to drugging and sexually abusing dozens of girls in a number of counties over the course of a fourteen-year interval whereas photographing or recording them.

Brian Jeffrey Raymond pleaded responsible on Nov. 7 to taking movies or images of no less than 28 unconscious ladies over the course of 14 years, and groping the victims whereas recording or photographing them.

In keeping with court docket paperwork, Raymond was most lately employed by the U.S. authorities on the U.S. Embassy in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico. Raymond admitted to drugging and sexually assaulting a number of ladies in his embassy-leased housing — and elsewhere –between 2006 and 2020.

Raymond was arrested in La Mesa within the fall of 2020.

Raymond later admitted to photographing or video recording a complete of 28 ladies nude or partially nude. Lots of the recordings present Raymond touching the ladies’s our bodies whereas they had been unconscious and incapable of consent.

Raymond then tried to delete the express images and movies of the victims after studying in regards to the prison investigation. 

Raymond additionally admitted to having intercourse with two of the ladies within the recordings, which prosecutors say had been made in 2020 at his embassy-leased dwelling in Mexico Metropolis. Each ladies “had been incapable of appraising the character of the conduct or consenting to it,” in keeping with a Division of Justice assertion.

An FBI assertion from 2021 in search of data from the general public about potential victims said that Raymond had labored for the Central Intelligence Company for a few years and was final working on the U.S. Embassy in Mexico Metropolis.

The investigation into Raymond was sparked after a nude girl was noticed on the balcony of his Mexico Metropolis condominium on Could 31, 2020 “screaming for assist.” She advised investigators she met Raymond over a relationship app, however blacked out after having meals and drinks that he supplied, in keeping with court docket paperwork.

The investigation revealed “lots of of images and movies” depicting unconscious and nude ladies on Raymond’s cell telephones and different digital units, in keeping with the Division of Justice.

A search of his on-line historical past turned up searches for unconscious ladies, in addition to the unwanted effects of prescribed drugs and their potential unwanted effects when mixed with alcohol, in keeping with the DOJ.

Raymond can be sentenced on Sept. 19, 2024. Beneath the plea settlement, he faces between 24 and 30 years in jail, supervised launch for all times, and necessary restitution to the victims of his prison offenses.