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Pennsylvania man sues over Missouri hotel room mix-up

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Daniel Hughes, 45, was acquitted of three counts of child molestation and one count of sodomy in April, 2014 Daniel Hughes, 45, was acquitted of three counts of child molestation and one count of sodomy in April, 2014

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who was acquitted of molestation after ending up in the wrong suburban St. Louis hotel room alleges in a lawsuit that the hotel is responsible.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Daniel Hughes, of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, is suing the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. He says a clerk gave him a key to the wrong room after he had been out drinking.

A 9-year-old girl claimed Hughes got into her bed and touched her sexually. Hughes' attorney, Scott Rosenblum, argued that Hughes only cuddled the girl, thinking he was in bed with a woman he had been out with earlier.

The suit says the room mix-up led to Hughes losing a lucrative job. The Ritz-Carlton didn't immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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