A Convicted Sex Offender Won the Lottery.

Florida is home to many strange tales, but a story is emerging over the case of Timothy Dale Poole that might charitably be described as “upsetting.” Poole spent three years in jail for the sexual battery of a 9-year-old boy, and how he has won 3 million actual, real dollars in the Florida Lottery. He was arrested in 1999 following allegations that he had forced the 9-year-old son of some family friends to perform sexual acts on him. Poole denied the allegations, and eventually took a plea deal for only 13 months in jail. In 2003, he violated his parole by refusing to attend sex offender classes, and was sentenced to three more years in jail. And now he is a millionaire. That’s the thing about the lottery: It is no respecter of persons …

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