A man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot was accused on Wednesday of sexually striking a kid.
Pedro Quezada was accused of rape and jeopardizing the welfare of a kid. Passaic County prosecutor Camelia Valdes said the kid was in the vicinity of 11 and 14 years of age when the ambushes happened.
Quezada, who’s 49, was booked to show up on Wednesday evening. He could look up to 20 years in jail if indicted.
His lawyer didn’t quickly restore a telephone call looking for input working on it.
Valdes, the prosecutor, said there did not seem, by all accounts, to be some other casualties.
Quezada, who moved to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic around 30 years back, worked 15-hour days at his bodega in Passaic before winning the lottery in 2013. He took a $152 million single amount installment after charges.
“My life has transformed,” he said at a question and answer session when he was declared as the victor. “It won’t change my heart.”
Quezada, of Wayne, wound up noticeably involved in lawful issues after his enormous win.
He was blamed for reneging on a guarantee to pay the lease of every one of his neighbors on his square in the days after he won the big stake. He likewise was sued by a temporary worker who asserted he didn’t pay for remodels to a home he purchased in Clifton.