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Bank executive arrested, accused of lewdness

Updated Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 | 4:21 p.m.

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David Jay Hiner

A Nevada State Bank executive was arrested Thursday by Metro Police on a charge of open and gross lewdness.

Police arrested David Jay Hiner, 65, a vice president and community development officer with the bank. Hiner has been with the bank for 14 years and worked on community projects.

The man who accused Hiner contacted police on July 29, an arrest report said. He told police he met Hiner for a business meeting at a Nevada State Bank branch on June 22. After that meeting, with others present, the man said Hiner put his right hand on the man's back, then down inside the back of his pants.

The man told police he said, "No. Jay no." Hiner responded, "Oh, come on," according to the arrest report.

The man told police he was embarrassed to report the incident, and that Hiner had continued to flirt with him and use suggestive language.

Police also learned that the bank had conducted an internal investigation and Hiner was cleared of any wrongdoing after a week's paid suspension, the police report said.

Hiner suggested to police that the man filed the complaint out of revenge because Hiner had not sent him any business and he needed money.

A witness told police that Hiner ran his finger down the man's back and placed one finger inside the man's pants. The man then jerked forward and pulled away from Hiner.

Metro Police sexual assault detectives arrested Hiner because he allegedly touched the man's buttocks and the incident occurred in a public place. The charge is a gross misdemeanor under state law.

Hiner had worked in the Las Vegas community to develop affordable housing and served on the Downtown Community Development Committee, according to information on the bank's Web site.

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