The manager of the Star Inn Motel in Joliet has been arrested for allegedly exposing himself and groping a 15-year-old girl who was staying at the Jefferson Street business.
Patel B. Amrut, 50, who lives at the 2219 W. Jefferson St. motel, was arrested Friday and charged with criminal sexual abuse with force in connection with the incident that occurred in June, Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton said.
The victim told police that Amrut exposed his genitals to her and fondled her breasts in the motel office, Benton said.
Both she and Patel were interviewed at the time, and the case was referred to the Will County State's Attorney's Office, he said. Charges were filed last week and Patel arrested on Friday.
Patel was released from the Will County jail over the weekend after posting 10 percent of his $30,000 bond.