Powerball winner from New Jersey accused of sexually assaulting child

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Lottery winner charged: Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 6:30 a.m. on September 21, 2017. (WPVI)

A New Jersey man who won a major Powerball lottery drawing is accused of sexually assaulting a young child.

The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said 49-year-old Pedro Quezada, of Wayne, allegedly assaulted a girl from the time she was 11 years old until she was 14.

He's facing charges of first- and second-degree sexual assault, as well as endangering the welfare of a child, WABC-TV reports.

Pedro Quezada, 49, of Wayne, New Jersey

Investigators said there do not appear to be other victims.

Quezada won the $338 million Powerball jackpot in 2013. Here's a photo from when he was announced as the winner:

In this Tuesday, March 26, 2013 file photo, Pedro Quezada, the winner of the Powerball jackpot, talks to the media during a news conference at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters.

If convicted, he could spend more than 20 years in prison.


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