Tuesday, July 15
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 45-year-old man who ended up in a girl's bed at a St. Louis-area hotel has agreed to a $50,000 settlement.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1mDEKg1 ) Daniel Hughes was acquitted in April of criminal charges from a 2011 room mix-up at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton.
Hughes, of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, had been out drinking and went to the wrong hotel room after the front desk gave him the wrong key.
The 9-year-old girl claimed Hughes got into her bed and touched her sexually. Hughes' attorney, Scott Rosenblum, argued that Hughes, who was drunk, thought he was in his room and that the female in his bed was someone he'd been out with. He denied any sexual contact beyond intimate cuddling.
The settlement, approved June 26, relieves Hughes from further claims.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com