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Former CIA station chief charged with sex assault arrested in Va.

The CIA’s former top officer in Algeria was arrested at a Norfolk hotel after he failed to show up for a federal court hearing on a sexual assault charge, authorities said.

Andrew M. Warren, 42, who had worked at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District in June. He was free on personal recognizance as case wended its way through the court.

Authorities have alleged in court filings that Warren drugged and raped two women at his residence in the North African country in September 2007 and February 2008. Warren is charged only in the 2008 allegation.

Warren told investigators that he had consensual sex with the two women, the court papers state.

According to court records, a judge ordered that a bench warrant be issued after Warren failed to appear for an April 21 status hearing and did not check in with pretrial services.

Norfolk police, working with U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service special agents and U.S. Marshals, said they took Warren into custody about 4 p.m. Monday at a Ramada Limited hotel. A handgun was recovered during the arrest, police said.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

— Maria Glod

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 27, 2010; 12:49 PM ET
Categories:  Sex Crimes , Updates , Virginia  
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One of the TV stations in Norfolk has a photo of Warren. Big surprise. And he's a Muslim convert. Double big surprise.

Posted by: checkered1 | April 27, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

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