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February 10, 2008

Beating the odds?

Though genuinely a serious issue, I have a hard time resisting a few chuckles upon seeing this news item from Boston:

A convicted Level 3 sex offender has won $10 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery. The Worcester Gazette & Telegram reports 56-year-old Daniel Snay, of Uxbridge, could now face charges because he failed to notify authorities that he had moved, according to Connecticut State Police. “I’m flabbergasted,” Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance told the Telegram. “His whereabouts, until you told me about this, have been unknown to us. But I guess you could say he’s very fortunate.”

Snay works driving trucks for a yacht dealership in Mendon. He won the $10 million from a $20 scratch ticket purchased at Cumberland Farms in Hopedale. But the lottery winnings also come with unwanted publicity.  “He was concerned, but there’s not much you can do about it,” said Snay’s lawyer Joseph M. Fabricotti. “We talked about it and he understood this was one of the repercussions that could happen.”  Snay’s record of sexual assaults dates back to 1974. He has been convicted six times of indecent assault and battery in Massachusetts. Level 3 offenders are considered the most dangerous and the most likely to commit another crime.

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I bet a politician will come up with the great idea of prohibiting Sex offenders from buying lottery tickets. Of course, this would so we can "protect children."

Posted by: EJ | Feb 10, 2008 10:16:14 PM

Won't somebody please think of the children?

Posted by: babalu | Feb 10, 2008 11:57:42 PM

RE:Babalu, Won't somebody please think of the children? Wait, did I miss something, who mentioned children?

Daniel Snay, 56-year-old, his record of sexual assaults dates back to 1974. He has been convicted six times of indecent assault and battery What does this mean? His charges were from 32 years ago, when he was 22 years YOUNG. It's been 32 years? Has he paid his debt to society? Has he been rehabilitated? Has he repented enough? I guess someone thought so.

Posted by: Nancy | Feb 12, 2008 8:14:05 AM

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