Former CIA Star Agent Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault

Andrew Warren is wheeled out of federal court in Norfolk, Virginia on Tuesday, April 27, 2010.

Andrew Warren, a former CIA station chief in Algeria, pleaded guilty in federal court here Monday to drugging and raping a Muslim woman while stationed in Algiers.

Dressed in prison garb and walking with a limp, Andrew Warren, 42, appeared in a Washington, D.C., federal courtroom to plead guilty to one count of abusive sexual conduct and one count of using illegal drugs while possessing a firearm. He will remain in federal custody until he is sentenced on September 9.

Warren faces a maximum of ten years in prison, plus a $250,000 fine, registration as a convicted sex offender and lifelong supervised release.

According to two former CIA officials, Warren was a rising star at the CIA before he was charged with sexual assault. He was a fluent Arabic speaker who had converted to Islam, making him an ideal officer in the Middle East for the intelligence agency. He was recalled from Algeria in October 2008 and then fired after two women came forward and accused him of rape, accusations which were first reported by ABC News' Brian Ross in January 2009. Warren's plea Monday involved admitting to engaging in sexual contact with a woman after rendering her unconscious on U.S. Embassy property on February 17, 2008.

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The gun and drug charge is related to his arrest in April after a bench warrant was issued when he missed a pretrial hearing.

As first reported by the Washington Post, Warren had a gun in his waistband when officers attempted to arrest him in a Norfolk, Virginia motel room.

According to federal law enforcement officials, officers tasered Warren twice because they believed he was under the influence of drugs and was reaching for his "mid-torso," where the gun was located. The officials said a crack pipe and a handgun were recovered from Warren's room.

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Local ABC affiliate WVEC reported that neighbors of Warren noticed odd behavior in the weeks prior to the hotel room arrest. The acquaintances said that Warren displayed his genitals outside his pants.

After his April arrest, Warren was brought into a Norfolk courtroom in wheelchair, with bruising visible on his face. At a May hearing, Warren's lawyers requested their client, who had been moved to Washington, D.C., be given access to psychiatric and addiction services. Warren told U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle during his plea hearing Monday that he was seeing a counselor in prison and had been prescribed the antidepressant Celexa.

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