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Man acquitted of molesting girl in wrong hotel room agrees to settlement

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Daniel Hughes, 45, was acquitted of three counts of child molestation and one count of sodomy in April. By Sanders Content KMOV Daniel Hughes, 45, was acquitted of three counts of child molestation and one count of sodomy in April. By Sanders Content KMOV

(KMOV) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl at a Clayton hotel has agreed to a $50,000 settlement.

Daniel Hughes, 45, was acquitted of three counts of child molestation and one count of sodomy in April.

The incident occurred at a Clayton Ritz-Carlton Hotel in 2011 when Hughes entered the wrong room while intoxicated after he said the front desk gave him the wrong key.

The girl testified that Hughes touched her inappropriately. A 14-year-old girl and a friend were also in the room.

Police say the girl eventually alerted her parents, who were sleeping in an adjoining room. They chased Hughes from the room and he was later apprehended in the hotel lobby by Clayton police.

According to Clayton police, Hughes said he thought the child was a woman he'd met earlier in the night while drinking.

The settlement relieves Hughes from further claims.

 

 

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