(PHILLY.COM) A Pennsylvania businessman acquitted in a 2011 criminal case that involved a late-night drunken episode inside a hotel room is now suing the Ritz-Carlton near St. Louis where the bizarre incident took place.
Daniel T. Hughes, 47, was on a business trip from Conshohocken to Clayton, Mo., when after a long night of drinking he got a key to the wrong room and climbed into bed with a 9-year-old girl. He was charged with child molestation and, three years later, acquitted.
Now Hughes is suing the hotel and the company that runs it, Maritz, Wolff & Co., for negligence. He alleges they failed in their responsibility to check his identification before giving him the room key, according to court records and news reports.
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