From St. Louis Today:
ST. LOUIS • A former sheriff’s deputy in Gasconade County, Mo., sent thousands of text messages and made dozens of phone calls to a series of arrestees and witnesses in police cases — including a mentally disabled woman — then threatened them into sex acts, investigators claim.
Accusations against Marty L. Rainey in documents filed in U.S. District Court in St. Louis provide a richer description than the basic facts in his indictment March 2.
Rainey, 43, of Sullivan, initially made contact with the victims while on duty, either after arresting them or when they inquired about court or police matters, according to documents obtained by the Post-Dispatch. He worked for the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office and part time for police departments in the Missouri towns of Hermann and Rosebud.
One alleged assault happened in a patrol vehicle, and Rainey was in uniform during some others, the allegations say. He also is accused of taking pictures and videos of some of his encounters.
State and federal charging documents use initials of six to describe sex acts with Rainey, including one victim who was under age 17
Rainey initially was charged in state court in January 2015. He faces two counts of acceding to corruption by a public servant, five counts of forcible rape and one count each of statutory rape and use of a child in a sexual performance.
At a state court appearance March 4, he was arrested on a federal indictment that added four charges that say Rainey deprived the women of their civil rights by committing aggravated sexual abuse, and one that claims he enticed or coerced a woman under 18 into prostitution.
Rainey has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.
He also faces a civil suit filed by one of the women.
It’s not clear how many women complained about Rainey. State and federal charging documents use initials of six to describe sex acts with Rainey, including one victim who was under age 17.
A different court document uses initials for three women who claimed Rainey tried or succeeded in forcing them to strip so he could photograph their genitals. And it says three to four others complained of unspecified “inappropriate contact with Rainey while he was in performance of his duties as a law enforcement officer.” It was not clear if those women are included in the charging documents.