Published: Thu, September 21, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Powerball victor charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child

Powerball victor charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child

A Powerball jackpot victor faces multiple charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said Wednesday that the child was between 11 and 14 when the assaults occurred.

Valdes says there don't appear to be any other victims.

Powerball victor Pedro Quezada was all smiles after winning the whopping $338 million jackpot in 2013. He received $152 million after taxes. He lived in Passaic, New Jersey at the time.

Quedaza was charged with two counts each of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, prosecutors said. Quezada faces up to 40 years in prison and would be required to register as a sex offender if convicted.

Following the win, he was sued by his former girlfriend, Inez Sanchez, at the time over the money.

Almost $30,000 of that was used at the time to make child support payments that he had owed since 2009. Police believe she was the only child he assaulted.

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