US EMBASSY STAFFER IN MEXICO DRUGGED, ABUSED 23 WOMEN
Brian Jeffrey Raymond, a staffer at the US embassy in Mexico, drugged and sexually abused at least 23 women dating back to 2011, according to federal prosecutors in a case first reported by The Daily Beast.
Raymond was first investigated after the police were called when a woman was screaming for help on his Mexico City apartment balcony, court documents obtained by Business Insider show, Jacob Shamsian reported on late on October 28, 2020. Forensic findings showed that Raymond had intercourse with her when she wasn't aware of what was going on, prosecutors say.
Prosecutors got a warrant for his iCloud account and found more than 400 videos and photos indicating he molested the women, they said in court filings. Raymond was arrested on October 9 and is being held without bail. He hasn't yet entered a plea for the charges against him.
The incident set into motion a larger investigation. A forensic analysis of Raymond's phone found that he deleted videos of naked, unconscious women, prosecutors say. After obtaining a search warrant for his iCloud account, prosecutors said they found approximately 400 videos and photos relevant to the investigation, as well as photos and videos on his laptop in his Mexico City apartment.