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$338M Powerball Winner Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

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Pedro Quezada went from being an average American swamped with debt to a famous millionaire overnight when he won the Powerball lottery in 2013. Quezada won the highest-ever jackpot in New Jersey at the time and decided to take an immediate lump sum payment of $152 million. The seemingly well-intentioned citizen was quoted as coming from a “humble” family. His former neighbors said that Quezada was so humbled and overwhelmed that he offered to pay the whole block’s rent for an entire month when his winnings came through. But this seemingly happy story’s true darkness has come out in recent months.

He never ended up paying any of his neighbor’s rent and was even forced to go to court with his former landlord over unpaid rent on his own property. Last month, Quezada was charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering a child’s welfare. The disturbing details of this case revealed that he is under investigation for sexually assaulting an eleven-year-old minor for at least three years. This brave young girl, now 20 years old, has come forward with her story. A judge has recently ruled that Quezada is to remain on electronic monitoring house arrest while he awaits trial.

Personal injury attorney Mark A. Smith understands how clients may feel embarrassed or too ashamed to initially seek justice after being abused. After such a traumatizing event, it can be extremely challenging for individuals to come forward with their stories and pursue justice. Individuals may fear repercussions from their abuser, lack a social support network and lack the ability to put their full trust in their legal representative. Attorney Mark A. Smith strives to create a personal relationship based on respect and communication with all of his clients. We can work together as equal partners to pursue justice and compensation for what happened to you. Reach out to my law office today at 412-567-9598 or fill out my convenient online contact form.

 

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