Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Powerball Winner Charged With Sexual Assault on a Minor

Powerball Winner Charged With Sexual Assault on a Minor

Quezada won a $338 million Powerball jackpot in 2013 and took his winnings in a lump-sum payout that amounted to $152 million after taxes, NJ.com reported.

A New Jersey man who won a $338-million Powerball jackpot in 2013 has been arrested and charged with child sexual assault, PEOPLE confirms.

Prosecutors say Quezada assaulted the victim for three years when the child was between the ages of 11 and 14 when he lived in nearby Passaic. Quedaza made a decision to take the lump sum, leaving him with about $152 million after taxes. He faces charges of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said.

"My life has changed", he said at a press conference when he was announced as the victor.

He bought lottery tickets daily at Eagle Liquor in Passaic.

We probably should have known what was in Pedro's heart when he used $30,000 to pay child support that he had owed since 2009, dumped his 10-year girlfriend with whom he had a child with, and moved without paying the $7,250 he owed in rent to the landlord. At the time he told reporters, "I felt pure joy and happiness because I can help my family".

According to the woman's attorney, a large chunk of the lump sum has disappeared including $57million that has been sent to Quezada's native Dominican Republic, $300,000 spent on the home in Clifton, and $20 million that can't be located.

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