Officer accused of paying women for sex gets probation


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has been sentenced to two years of probation after three women alleged he paid them for sex while on duty.

The Columbus Dispatch reports 46-year-old Randy Mayhew pleaded guilty Monday to dereliction of duty. According to court records, the women claimed they met Mayhew in 2015.

One woman said he picked her up in his police cruiser in October 2015, and court records show he didn't arrest her even though she had two active arrest warrants.

Mayhew, who serves for the Columbus Division of Police, was placed on restricted duty during the investigation.

The newspaper reports Mayhew was one of three officers investigated for similar acts in 2015. One was not criminally charged, and the other pleaded no contest to solicitation.