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Groper suspect arrested

Register • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

The incident reportedly occurred just before 1 a.m. Sunday at Sawmill Creek Resort off U.S. 6

The accused — Paul T. Malloy, 70, Canfield — has a court date for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Huron. Erie County’s jail roster doesn’t show Malloy incarcerated as of late Sunday night.

A sheriff deputy interviewed the girl, who recalled the situation supposedly starting when Malloy asked how she and her mother were doing inside the lobby. The man then kept commenting how “hot” she was.

Malloy then put his arm around the girl and asked “would your mom mind,” according to a related sheriff report. 

When the girl tried escaping, Malloy allegedly brushed her rear end firmly with an open hand. The girl finally got away from the man and told her mother what happened.

Malloy denied inappropriately touching her.

A deputy then reviewed surveillance footage and wrote “in the video, you can see Malloy put his arm around (the victim). You then see Malloy’s hand move across (her) buttocks. Malloy is then seen standing very close to (the victim) and appears to have the back of his hand touching (her) buttocks.”

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