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OC Cop Gets Off in Court after Masturbating on Stripper During Questionable Traffic Stop

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Last week an Orange County jury saved a former cop from a 10 year prison sentence when they said that although David Alex Park's semen was found on the sweater of a woman he pulled over soon after leaving her job at a gentleman's club, that the sex was consensual, because, as the defense attorney told the jury, "she got what she wanted, she’s an overtly sexual person."

According to reports by the LA Times, OC Register, the OC Weekly, and Bad Cop News, Park pulled over Lucy (her last name wasn't used in the trial) in the early morning of Dec. 15, 2004 for weaving and speeding, gave her a sobriety test that she passed, wound up fondling her breasts, putting his fingers into her vagina while masturbating and finally ejaculating on her clothes.

Park who is married and now works construction was fired as a police officer after the incident with Lucy. However the 11-male, one female jury found the 6' 3", 31 year-old Park not guilty of ten counts including three felony charges (sexual penetration by foreign object by threatening to use the authority of a public official, sexual battery, and sexual battery by restraint) despite some suspicious activity:

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- four months earlier Park had stopped the stripper but he didn't cite her for her "plastic druggie bag", instead he got her phone number, which he called the very next day and talked to her for 19 minutes out of "concern" for her safety.

- a few weeks prior to the admitted beat-off, Park had run the license plates of nine female employees of Lucy's strip club through the DMV computer.

- Irvine Police Sgt. Michael Hallinan had previously warned Park to keep away from strippers

- Park lied on the stand when he said he didn't know it was Lucy when he approached her car, but police records prove that he ran her plates before he stopped her and didn't call for back-up .

- Park didn't pull Lucy over in his territory of Irvine and didn't tell his dispatch when he left Irvine

- Park's GPS system had been disconnected without authorization the night that he jerked off on the stripper after trailing her out of Irvine

Lucy said, "Basically, the officer made me give [him] a freaking hand job and he let me go." She earlier received a $400,000 settlement from the City of Irvine to avoid a civil trial, which might be one reason she was so conciliatory in her response to the shocking felony verdict.

"I'm disappointed by the verdict, but I respect the jury's decision,'' she said.