Stripper charges dropped, Wicker aide keeps job

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — An aide to Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker is keeping his job after the senator’s office said police in Mississippi dropped charges against the staffer who had been accused of violating a city ordinance related to strippers.

Saleem Baird, a legislative correspondent, was cited in September after police said they found three women dancing nude at the Level 3 nightclub in Jackson, Miss. Police said the women were not licensed to work as strippers. Baird allegedly told police he was the club’s manager and was cited along with the women on suspicion of violating the ordinance.

Wicker spokesman Rick Curtsinger said Friday that “the charges were dismissed and Mr. Baird remains an employee.”

Curtsinger would not comment further.

A Jackson Police spokeswoman couldn’t immediately confirm the charges had been dropped.