A former CIA official, who is accused of raping two women, was arrested Monday at a motel in Virginia. A warrant was issued for 42-year-old Andrew Warren after he failed to show up for a hearing last week.
Warren was the CIA's Station Chief in Algeria. According to court papers, two Algerian women claim Warren drugged them, then raped them when they were unconscious. A grand jury in Washington, D.C. indicted Warren last year on one count of sexual deviance. The charge carries the possibility of life in prison if convicted.
Warren was arrested without incident at the motel in Norfolk. Police say he had a handgun, which was recovered and turned over to federal authorities. It was unclear why Warren skipped the hearing and why he was staying at the motel in his hometown.
"We look forward to the opportunity to speak with Andrew, and we're just glad he's safe," said Billy Martin, one of Warren's attorneys.
The CIA ordered Warren home in October 2008, a month after the women made their claims.