Upper Merion Police have charged a man with assaulting a teenaged runaway he met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Paul Corrigan is accused of repeatedly having sex with the 16-year-old.
He was arrested and the girl was found at the Crown Plaza on Mall Boulevard. Police observed lubricant and a vibrator in Corrigan's hotel room.
Authorities say the girl snuck out of her parents' home a number of times to meet with Corrigan.
He bought her cigarettes, alcohol, and various other items to bribe her into future excursions, investigators say.
Police say Corrigan and the girl texted each other for about two months after they met at the AA meeting. Corrigan is married.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.