Lottery winner busted on sexual abuse charges

Daniel Snay, 62, was arrested for sexually abusing a young boy. (Photo via Uxbridge Police Department)
Daniel Snay, 62, is accused of sexually abusing a young boy. Credit: Uxbridge Police Department

An Uxbridge man who won the lottery in 2008 has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a young boy.

Daniel Snay, 62, a level 3 sex offender who won a $10 million state lottery prize in 2008, is headed to jail after being arrested Friday afternoon.

Chief Jeffrey A. Lourie told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette in an interview that police believe Snay is responsible for other sexual assaults that may have occurred in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and are working with authorities in both states. The alleged crimes occurred when the teen was between the ages of 8 and 14, the chief said.

“Mr. Snay was the recipient of a $10 million lottery award, and that windfall aided the commission of the crimes,” police said in a news release.

Uxbridge Police announced Monday morning that Snay will be transported to Uxbridge District Court, but since there is no sitting judge on Mondays, he will be sent to the House of Corrections for the night and return to court for arraignment Tuesday morning.

Snay was convicted of indecent assault on a child under 14 years of age in 1974 and 1976.

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