Powerball winner charged with sexually assaulting child

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) – A New Jersey man who once won a $338 million Powerball jackpot has been charged with sexually assaulting a child.

Pedro Quezada, of Wayne, was charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said Wednesday that the child was between 11 and 14 when the assaults occurred.

The 49-year-old Quezada faces up to 20 years in prison. His attorney didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment on the case.

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

Quezada operated a bodega in Passaic when he won the lottery in 2013. He took a $152 million lump sum payment after taxes.

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