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State suspends liquor license for Penn Yan bar after owner arrested

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Penn Yan, N.Y. – The New York State Liquor Authority has issued an emergency license suspension against a Penn Yan bar.

This comes a day after Bob Champlin, owner of Lloyd’s Limited A Pub, was arrested in connection with two alleged incidents at the bar between Christmas Eve and the early hours of Christmas Day.

Champlin was charged with attempted rape, criminal sexual act, and other charges after an alleged assault that police say was caught on camera, in addition to a second alleged assault against an employee who police say recorded the first incident.

According to the State Liquor Authority, four violations were filed against Lloyd’s, including: Sale to a minor, improper conduct, disorderly conduct and failure to exercise adequate supervision.

In a statement released Friday, Counsel to the State Liquor Authority, Christopher Riano, said, “One of the Authority’s primary responsibilities is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of people within our licensed establishments. This licensee used his privilege of holding a liquor license and operating a bar to commit unspeakable acts against a patron and an employee. I want to thank the Penn Yan Police Department for their cooperation as we continue our investigation into these incidents.”

The suspension means no alcohol may be consumed at the business,

Champlin was arraigned and remanded to jail Thursday. Friday, the Yates County Jail said he had posted bail and was no longer in custody.

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