Rawlins, Wy – The city of Rawlins and a former Rawlins
police captain have agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed that the former captain sexually
assaulted her a decade ago.
The woman's lawsuit, filed in federal court last year, charges
that Lee Meacham, a former Rawlins police captain and Carbon County
commissioner, assaulted her repeatedly when she was between 15 and
18 years old. The woman is now 27.
A state lawyer who represented Meacham declined comment on
An attempt to reach a Cheyenne lawyer who represented the city
Money to pay the settlement is coming from state and local
government insurance pools.