The sentencing of Oklahoma police officer Daniel Holtzclaw to over 200 years in prison for raping multiple women was met with much elation. The reality is that Holtzclaw isn’t alone. Over the past six years, over 1,000 cops have had their badges revoked due to sexual assault convictions. A recent report proves that the trend is a continuing thing. At the start of the month, Marty L. Rainey, a deputy for Gasconade County, in Missouri. However, Rainey, who filmed his violations of women and children, will never be brought to justice. He was found dead in his cell in Genevieve County Jail, after an apparent suicide. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Rainey was indicted March 2 in federal court in St. Louis on a charge of enticement of a minor to engage in a commercial sex act, and four counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. He was charged in state court in January 2015 with two counts each of sexual assault and acceding to corruption by a public servant, as well as statutory rape and use of a child in a sexual performance.
Rainey abused his power, as an officer of the law, to quench his sexual desires and perversions. Court documents indicate that he would (sometimes in uniform) threaten his victims into performing sexual acts on himself, a friend or both. One victim was a 17-year-old girl.
The Free Thought Project further elaborates:
In August 2014, a co-worker discovered a thumb drive belonging to Rainey that contained photos and videos of his victims. Police then raided his home seizing multiple computers, cameras, flash drives, and other storage devices…
As if the horrific abuse of authority on women and children wasn’t bad enough, Rainey also went after the mentally ill. In promising to help a mentally ill woman who’d been the victim of a crime, Rainey began to stalk her and send her sexual pictures. He then told the mother if she wanted help solving her crime, she’d have to force her young daughter to strip for nude photos.
Jonathan Pohlmann, Rainey’s aforementioned friend, pleaded guilty on Monday on a charge of conspiracy to violate civil rights. The court accused him of conspiring with Rainey to “injure, oppress, threaten, and intimidate” women into acts that “resulted in bodily injury.”