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FRAZIER PARK, CA (KERO/CNN) -  A California woman suing a hotel says an employee gave a key to her room to a stranger who sexually assaulted her.

The women went to the Holiday Inn Express to stay with her boyfriend.

Jonathan Padilla appears intoxicated while speaking to an employee at the front desk in April 2014.

Padilla offers the employee $100 for sexual favors.

When she turns him down, moments later the lawsuit claims that very same employee gave this soon-to-be predator a key to his victim's hotel room.

Padilla said the key was for his room.

Surveillance video shows Padilla going to the victim's room and messing with the peep hole before going inside.

Moments later he leaves with his pants around his ankles.

While in the room, the lawsuit states Padilla sexually assaulted the woman who was sleeping in her room.

The lawsuit accuses the hotel of negligence for not verifying that Padilla was the person staying in that room.

It also alleges that this was not the first time room keys had been given out to guests without checking for proper ID.

Padilla was convicted of sexual assault and served three years in jail for the crime.

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