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.
A fire in Ocean County that is threatening homes, forcing the evacuation of homes and the closure of a local school, continues to burn Thursday afternoon.
Wildfire danger continues into Thursday evening with low humidities and dry conditions. Winds continue to gust close to 30 mph.
A report of a deadly shooting Thursday morning just off Widener University's campus led to an alert urging school community members to "please remain indoors until further notice," but police have now given the all-clear.