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Gasconade County Police Officer Indicted on Civil Rights Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – An indictment was unsealed earlier today charging former Gasconade County law enforcement officer Marty L. Rainey with multiple civil rights violations involving his sexual abuse of several women during his tenure in various law enforcement departments in Gasconade County, Missouri.

According to the indictment, Marty Rainey was triple-commissioned and employed by the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office, the Hermann Police Department and the Rosebud Police Department as a law enforcement officer.  Between June 2010 and March 2012, in his capacity as a law enforcement officer, Rainey committed acts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four women. Additionally, the indictment alleges that on August 31, 2012, Rainey enticed a minor under the age of 18 to engage in prostitution.

Rainey, Sullivan, MO, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on four felony counts of deprivation of rights under the color of law and one felony count of enticement of a minor to engage in commercial sex acts.  He is expected to appear in federal court in St. Louis later this morning for his initial appearance.

If convicted, these charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentence, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, with the cooperation of the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office.   

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 4, 2016

Civil Rights