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Nebraska AIDS Project Director Resigns Following Lewd Conduct Arrest
Nebraska AIDS Project Executive Director Rich Santee last month resigned his position following a March 16 arrest for lewd conduct, the Omaha World-Herald reports. According to a police report, Santee invited into his car an undercover police officer who was patrolling the Lake Cunningham area, which is reported to be a place where gay men meet to have sex, and briefly rubbed the officer's groin. According to NAP Board President Dr. Susan Swindells, Santee offered to resign shortly after his arrest, although the board did not request his resignation. Santee had served as executive director of the organization, which offers HIV testing and prevention programs and provides support for HIV-positive individuals, for two years. John Weston, retired Douglas County Health Department chief of clinical services, is serving as interim executive director until a permanent replacement can be found (Olson, Omaha World-Herald, 4/23).
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