Ex-CIA Agent Sentenced to Prison For Sex Assault on Drugged Muslim Woman

Andrew Warren to serve 65 months for sexual assault and weapons charge.

ByABC News
March 8, 2011, 9:44 AM

March 8, 2011 — -- Andrew Warren, a former CIA station chief in Algeria, has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for drugging and raping a Muslim woman in Algiers, and for illegally possessing a firearm while under the influence of cocaine.

Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle added almost two years to the sentence prosecutors had requested, saying it seemed Warren, 43, had thought he would get away with the offense because of diplomatic immunity and the victim's fear of reporting the crime. Huvelle did not, however, sentence Warren to the maximum term of ten years in prison.

Warren pleaded guilty to the charges last June, admitting that he had engaged in abusive sexual contact with a woman he had rendered unconscious on U.S. Embassy property on February 17, 2008. He also admitted possessing a handgun during a crack-fueled episode in a Virginia hotel room in April 2010.

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 in April after he missed a pretrial hearing.

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. After his arrest, Warren was brought into a Norfolk courtroom in a wheelchair, with bruising visible on his face.

Local ABC affiliate WVEC reported that neighbors of Warren noticed odd behavior in the weeks prior to the hotel room confrontation.

The acquaintances said that Warren displayed his genitals outside his pants.

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. After his arrest, Warren was brought into a Norfolk courtroom in a wheelchair, with bruising visible on his face.

Local ABC affiliate WVEC reported that neighbors of Warren noticed odd behavior in the weeks prior to the hotel room confrontation.

The acquaintances said that Warren displayed his genitals outside his pants.

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