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Ex-CIA Station Chief in Algeria Gets 5.5 Years for Sex Abuse of Unconscious Woman

Posted Mar 3, 2011 6:32 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Adding nearly two years to the sentence recommended by prosecutors, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., today sentenced a former Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Algeria to 5 and a half years in prison for sexually abusing an unconscious woman, among other conduct at issue in the case.

Andrew Warren, 43, pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact and a gun charge, for which sentencing guidelines recommend 27 to 33 months. But U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle said she doesn't believe he understands the seriousness of his offense or the damage he did to the unidentified married Muslim woman he was accused of drugging and assaulting at a mansion in Algeria paid for by the United States government, reports the Associated Press.

Hence, the judge gave Warren additional time to reflect on his crime and to protect society.

Attorney William Martin, who represents Warren, argued that he suffers from combat-related post-traumatic stress and is "a sick man" who needs mental health and substance-abuse treatment that isn't available in prison.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "CIA Station Chief Accused of 2 Rapes is Being Dismissed"

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