The CIA’s former station chief in Algeria has been indicted on sexual assault charges, the Washington Post reports.
Andrew Warren, who was the CIA’s top officer in the North African country, was charged with drugging and assaulting a Muslim woman in his official residence in February 2008. The charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Warren had been sent back to America when the investigation was announced in January. At the time, the Justice Department was looking into assault allegations from two women. When they investigated his home, they found tapes of him engaged in sex acts, one with an apparently semi-conscious woman. The CIA says he has been fired.
Warren has said sex with both women was consensual.
Here are the details of the allegations:
The woman who made the 2008 allegation told investigators that she had known Warren for several months and that he invited her to his residence on Feb. 17 and gave her a tour. She said that after drinking two apple martinis, she suddenly felt paralyzed, though she could speak and see, authorities wrote in court documents.
The woman was then sexually assaulted, she told authorities. An investigator with the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service wrote in court papers that the woman’s symptoms were consistent with being drugged.