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Man accused of molesting teen girls in Phoenix pleads guilty

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Posted at 7:05 AM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 09:05:23-05

PHOENIX (AP) - A man who was accused of molesting teenage girls in 2017 at the Phoenix group home where he worked has pleaded guilty in the case.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Keith Harrington pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of attempted child molestation and one count of sexual contact with a minor.

The 49-year-old Harrington is scheduled to be sentenced on April 1.

Phoenix police say a teen girl accused Harrington in February 2017 of offering to pay her to wear short clothing and dance for him.

Police reports say Harrington also offered the girl marijuana, clothes and a cellphone in exchange for sex.

In July 2017, another teen accused Harrington of offering her marijuana for sex and sexually assaulting her in the group home.

That led to Harrington's arrest.