A terrible story out of Beaverton: The police department there has paid out a settlement to a woman who says a police officer forced her to give him a blowjob. The payout for an officer accused of rape? Only $5,000. The victim had been seeking nearly $50,000. From The Oregonian:

The charges stemmed from two incidents that occurred in 2010, in which Jensen arranged to meet a prostitute in Beaverton and surprised them by showing up in uniform, in a marked police car. Both women told investigators he ordered them behind a garbage container.

The woman who sued him said he grabbed her head, forced it down and demanded that she perform oral sex. She told investigators and The Oregonian that she felt she had no choice.

The cop was sentenced to two years in jail, but was not charged with a sex crime and does not have to register as a sex offender. I can't help but think that the settlement and the charges would have been much more serious if the woman was not working as a prostitute. Rape is rape, even if the person you're demanding free oral sex from is a sex worker.

Thanks to reader Kurt for the news tip.