Sexual pervert wins $10 million lottery and uses it to abuse more boys


A convicted sex offender who won $10 million in the Massachusetts Lottery used the jackpot to help him abuse another victim, police reported on Sunday.

Daniel Shay, 62, of Uxbridge, was arrested Friday on charges he sexually abused a boy for several years, CBS affiliate WPRI-TV reported.

Snay was charged with indecent assault and battery on a child, reckless endangerment of a child, enticement of a child, and dissemination of pornography to a minor. He was scheduled to be arraigned Monday. The alleged abuse occurred when the boy was between the ages of 8 and 14, police said.

Snay was free to engage in his perverted hobby full time because this debased reprobate won $10 million on a Massachusetts Lottery scratch card six years ago, and authorities said they believe he used the money to gain favor with people and groom potential victims.

“Mr. Snay was the recipient of a $10 million lottery award and that windfall aided the commission of the crimes,” Uxbridge police said in a news release. Police did not provide specifics in the statement.

Police Chief Jeffrey A. Lourie told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette that Snay engaged in interstate pedophilia that spilled into the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut. Moreover, Massachusetts stated that they’ve had their eyes on Snay for decades; he was convicted six times of indecent assault and battery in the 1970s and 1980s. Officials were so concerned with Snay that he was classified as Level 3 on the Massachusetts sex offender registry, meaning there is a high risk of the offender committing similar crimes in the future.

In 2008, Snay bought a $20 scratch ticket at a convenience store in Hopedale, Mass., and won $10 million. And that is when Snay stepped up his sick sexual game.

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