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Trial begins for man accused of molesting 9-year-old girl in Clayton hotel

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Daniel Hughes was charged with child molestation and sodomy after allegedly entering the wrong hotel room and sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl. By KMOV Web Producer Daniel Hughes was charged with child molestation and sodomy after allegedly entering the wrong hotel room and sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl. By KMOV Web Producer

CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The trial began Monday for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl at a St. Louis County Ritz-Carlton Hotel more than a year ago.

Daniel Hughes was charged with child molestation and sodomy after allegedly entering the wrong hotel room while intoxicated and getting into bed with a young girl.

According to Clayton police, Hughes said he thought the child was a female acquaintance. The girl's parents were sleeping in an adjoining room at the hotel.

Hughes posted bond in March of 2011 and later returned to his home in Pennsylvania.

Last year, the family of the victim filed suit against Hughes, the hotel and Hughes' former employer, Enterprise Leasing.

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