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Powerball winner accused of sexually assaulting a child freed from jail

PATERSON, N.J. -- A New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot will be freed from jail while he awaits trial on charges of sexually assaulting a child.

A judge issued the ruling Monday during a detention hearing for 49-year-old Pedro Quezada.

Quezada will be electronically monitored and confined to his home except for traveling to see his lawyer and his financial adviser.

He was charged last week with sexual assault and child endangerment. His lawyer has said he's being targeted.

The accuser is now 20. Prosecutors allege he assaulted the victim from when she was 11 until she was 14, CBS New York reports

Court documents show she told authorities Quezada touched her breast, legs and other body parts when she was around 11 or 12. She says when she was around 13 or 14 he forced her to have sex after he bought her a flat iron for her hair.

Quezada won the jackpot in 2013 and claimed a lump-sum payment worth $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes, which was then the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history. 

Since then he has faced a number of legal problems. 

CBS New York reported in 2013 that he owed $29,000 in child support payments. He also was sued by a contractor who claimed he didn't pay for home renovations.

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