A sexual assault victim of a former Gasconade County sheriff’s deputy who took his own life while in federal custody will receive $500,000 in a settlement with the insurance company representing Gasconade County government.
The victim, a handicapped woman, had earlier received a $60,000 settlement from Rosebud as part of the same lawsuit prompted by the actions of the late Marty Rainey of Sullivan.
The settlement — $300,000 in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court and $200,000 in the lawsuit filed in state court — ends the legal action against Gasconade County government. The settlement was confirmed by attorney Ivan Schroeder, who serves as the Gasconade County Commission’s consulting attorney.
Rainey was a former deputy in the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Department, member of the Rosebud Police Department and the Hermann Police Department. He took his own life while in custody in Ste. Genevieve County awaiting trial on a federal civil rights charge he faced from alleged sexual assaults going back about a half-dozen years.
For more on this story, see the Nov. 1 edition of The Hermann Advertiser-Courier.