Child Welfare Expert Accused of Exposing Himself to Teens On Sick Leave

A child welfare expert accused of exposing himself to teenage girls in Lincoln has been placed on sick leave.  The University of Southern Maine said 68-year-old, Steven Preister, is on sick leave from his associate director job at the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement, based in Portland, Maine.  Preister is charged with public nudity and disturbing the peace in connection to an incident Apr. 7 at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln.  He's accused of yelling at four girls, following them to their room and trying to stop them from closing their door. The girls said Preister appeared intoxicated. Preister has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges.