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Man sues Ritz-Carlton hotel after being charged with sodomy for cuddling 9-year-old girl

By Mason White 2:32 PM February 28, 2016
Daniel Hughes 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man is suing the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain, claiming that it is their fault that he cuddled a young girl.

Daniel Hughes of Pennsylvania, was staying at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Missouri, during a business trip.

The 42-year-old man was drunk when he asked hotel staff for the key to his room. However, they accidentally gave him the key to another room, where a young girl was sleeping.

Hughes got into bed with the 9-year-old girl. The girl said that Hughes touched her in a sexual way. However, Hughes claimed that he only hugged the child.

He said that he only got into bed with the child because he thought she was a woman he met earlier that night. Hughes was arrested, and he lost his high paying job. His reputation was ruined over the incident.

Hughes was found not guilty of sodomy and child molestation. He is now suing the luxury hotel, claiming they ruined his life and caused him to lose his job, which paid almost $1 million a year, by giving him the wrong key without checking his ID.