Oct 10, 2015 10:45 AM

Former Ayotte aide to pay fine, avoid jail after Nashua prostitution sting


NASHUA - A former top aide to Sen. Kelly Ayotte has reached a plea deal that will allow him to avoid jail time after being charged with soliciting a prostitute.

According to the Union Leader, David Wihby, who resigned from his job with Ayotte and from his seat on the Manchester school board following the April 3 arrest, will plead guilty to a lesser violation of attempted lewdness and pay a $1,000 fine.

Wihby, 62, of 540 Kerney Circle, was originally charged with one misdemeanor count of prostitution and related offenses.

Wihby was accused of "knowingly soliciting sexual acts with an agent of the Nashua, NH Police Department in exchange for $120," court documents state.

The alleged offense took place about 3 p.m. on April 3 at the Hampton Inn, 407 Amherst St., according to the complaint.

Wihby was one of 10 individuals arrested in the prostitution sting handled by the department's Problem Oriented Policing Unit after concerns from local hotels were raised about possible prostitution activity at the facilities, police said earlier.

"The arrests took place at two city hotels and were the result of men responding to advertisements from women placed online," police said in an earlier statement.


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