The FBI is on the hunt for potential victims and for information on Brian Jeffrey Raymond, a former employee of the US Embassy in Mexico City already charged with drugs and sexual assault on nearly two dozen women over a decade and in several. country.
A notice released this week by the office – which has worked with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service’s Office of Special Investigations and Mexican law enforcement on the case – includes Raymond’s first public photos. He encourages anyone who has frequented Raymond or has information about him to provide details via an online questionnaire.
As The Daily Beast was the first to report this fall, Raymond was arrested on October 9 outside a gym in La Mesa, Calif., Where he was staying with his parents after suddenly quitting his job.
Federal prosecutors have described Raymond, 44, as an “experienced sexual predator” whose alleged attacks date back to at least 2011. He was initially arrested in May by Mexico City police who responded to reports of ” naked and hysterical woman crying desperately for help ”. from the balcony of an apartment rented by the American Embassy in the upscale district of Poblado. After claiming diplomatic immunity, Raymond – who insisted the meeting was consensual – was released and returned to the United States the next day.
In a subsequent search of Raymond’s phone, laptop and iCloud account, FBI and Diplomatic Security Service agents found hundreds of sickening photos and videos, they said, of unconscious female victims. sexual abuse. In some cases, a man holds women’s eyelids open, waves their limp arms and legs, or puts his fingers in their mouth, without eliciting a response, prosecutors said. In others, Raymond can apparently be seen naked and excited. A number of women could be heard snoring in the footage. At least nine of the alleged attacks occurred in embassy accommodation.
According to investigators, the digital breadcrumbs left by Raymond also include “many” conversations with women who apologize to him for passing out, ask him if they have had sex, or claim to have no memories. from the night before.
The FBI says its investigation “uncovered additional photographs and videos of adult women on Raymond’s devices and electronic accounts,” which could further increase the total number of victims.
Court documents do not specify Raymond’s exact location at the Mexico City embassy, where he had been stationed since 2018, and he has virtually no online presence. Prosecutors say Raymond speaks Spanish and Mandarin Chinese and has worked in at least six different countries during his government career, including Mexico and Peru.
The State Department declined to comment or provide further details, referring The Daily Beast to the Department of Justice, who declined to comment.
Raymond, who has met the majority of his alleged victims through online dating apps, is charged with one count of coercion and seduction. He is due to return to court on January 20. His lawyers did not respond to a request for comment.
If you have any information regarding Brian Jeffrey Raymond, you can contact the FBI at ReportingBJR@fbi.gov, complete a secure online questionnaire, or call 1-800-CALL-FBI.
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