Andrew Warren, regarded as a leading CIA official based in the Middle
East, was sentenced to five years and five months for sexual and drug abuse.
Warren, 43, pleaded guilty to drugging an Algerian woman and then raping
On March 23, Warren was sentenced on charges of abusive sexual contact
and unlawful use of cocaine while possessing a firearm. Federal District
Judge Ellen Huvelle also sentenced Warren to 10 years of supervised release
following his prison term.
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In June 2010, Warren pleaded guilty to the charges. Officials said the
CIA won the cooperation of Algerian authorities that facilitated the
investigation, including testimony by the woman.
The Algerian woman was said to have testified to U.S. federal agents
that Warren raped her during a party in the U.S. embassy in Algiers in
February 2008. The woman was given a drink that contained a drug that
rendered her unconscious.
"Additionally, Warren admitted that on April 26, 2010, he unlawfully
used cocaine while possessing a Glock, 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol in
Norfolk, Va.," the Justice Department said.
Officials said the case did not harm U.S. relations with Algeria. Over
the last decade, Algeria has become a leading counter-insurgency partner of
the United States, particularly against Al Qaida.
The Algerian woman who was raped after having been slipped a drug in her drink by the former CIA Chief deserved far better justice than a mere 5 year 5 month prison sentence. Had the woman been American, he would have gotten a much harsher sentence. Is the pain suffered by an Algerian less than what is suffered by an American?
6:10 p.m. / Wednesday, April 27, 2011