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Frank Lombard let go as Duke employee

Frank Lombard, who was arrested by the FBI in June on child sex abuse charges, was let go by the University Tuesday. Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, confirmed that Lombard is no longer a Duke employee.

Lombard, formerly the associate director for the Health Inequalities Program at the Center for Heath Policy, is charged by the FBI with offering his five-year-old adopted son to an undercover police officer for sex. According to an affidavit, Lombard was arrested after a confidential informant told the FBI about child molestation he had witnessed in an online "videochat" program.

The University originally placed Lombard on unpaid administrative leave following his June 24 arrest. Schoenfeld declined to comment further on the decision to terminate Lombard's employment.


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