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Government employee with SD ties accused of assaulting 20+ women

Brian Jeffrey Raymond was arrested in La Mesa.
Brian Jeffrey Raymond
Posted at 7:11 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 11:51:43-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A man with San Diego ties who worked for the U.S. government is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting multiple women, according to federal court documents.

An FBI spokesperson confirmed Brian Jeffrey Raymond was arrested in La Mesa earlier this month.

The arrest was first reported by The Daily Beast.

Team 10 learned his arrest on October 9th took place in the parking lot of a La Mesa gym. Currently, he faces one charge related to sexual assault, but prosecutors said he is under investigation for crimes against 21 other women.

Raymond, who most recently worked for the U.S embassy in Mexico City, had worked for the government for 23 years.

"For years, he has exerted power and control over unconscious women, undressing them, sexually assaulting them, photographing them, and recording them without their knowledge or consent," prosecutors wrote in court documents.

They called him an "experienced sexual predator."

He is currently at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown. In a hearing this week, he was ordered to be transferred to Washington D.C.

The investigation showed in May 2020, police in Mexico City responded to Raymond's apartment to reports of a "naked, hysterical woman desperately screaming for help." The woman said she met Raymond on Tinder. Their date eventually led to his apartment, where they ate snacks and drank "from a wine glass [Raymond] provided in his residence," documents showed. The victim said she suddenly blacked out. A sexual assault examination showed several injuries.

On Raymond's devices and iCloud, investigators said they found approximately 400 photos and videos, some dating back to 2011. They showed at least "21 different unconscious women." Some of the women were fully nude.

Law enforcement said they found his internet searches included "passed out black girl," "deep sleep," and "Ambien and alcohol side effects."

The alleged assaults took place from Mexico City to Virginia, according to prosecutors.

Raymond's parents live in La Mesa. Documents showed he moved back to their home in June after he resigned from his job. In an interview with federal agents, his parents said "they feel like they do not know their son" and were surprised when he came to visit.

Prosecutors said his behavior was escalating, even after his arrest. A week before he was arrested in La Mesa, they said Raymond met another women who could only remember small fragments of their sexual encounter.

Raymond's attorney did not return Team 10's request for comment.