The top adviser for U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte has resigned after being arrested during a prostitution sting at a New Hampshire hotel.
The sting operation resulted in 10 men including David Wihby, Ayotte’s 62-year-old state director, being nabbed after allegedly responding to a woman’s ad online.
His former boss said Saturday that Wihby, also the vice chairman of the Manchester School District, had been “a friend for many years.”
“David obviously cannot continue his duties, and I have accepted his resignation,” Ayotte said in a statement. “This is a very difficult time, and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”