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Former CIA station chief pleads guilty to sexual assault

06-08-2010 07:26 BJT

WASHINGTON, June 7 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Justice Department said Monday a former official with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) pleaded guilty to criminal charge of sexual assault. The former spy allegedly raped an unconscious Algerian women in U.S. embassy in that country.

The former CIA station chief, Andrew Warren, pleaded guilty to a two-count criminal account charging him with abusive sexual contact and unlawful use of cocaine while possessing a firearm, announced the Justice Department.

During the plea hearing before a federal judge in the District of Columbia, Warren admitted that on Feb. 17, 2008, he committed abusive sexual contact while on U.S. embassy property in Algiers, Algeria, by engaging in sexual contact with a female victim after he rendered her unconscious.

Additionally, Warren admitted that on April 26, 2010, he unlawfully used cocaine while possessing a semi-automatic pistol in Norfolk, Virginia.

Warren faces up to 10 years in prison, a 250,000-dollar fine and a lifetime of supervised release. He is scheduled to be sentenced at Sept. 9.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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