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Bail set at $5 million for sex offender who won lottery

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A 62-year-old Uxbridge man on the state's sex offender registry who won a $10 million lottery prize in 2008 is facing new charges police allege he committed with the help of his winnings.

Daniel Snay pleaded not guilty Monday at his arraignment on charges including indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, reckless endangerment, enticement of a child and dissemination of pornography to a minor. A judge set bail at $5 million cash.

Snay was arrested Friday and charged with sexually assaulting a boy over several years starting when the boy was 10. In court papers, the boy claims Snay bought him gifts, including two ATVs.

Police Chief Jeffrey Lourie said Snay's "windfall aided the commission of the crimes" by helping him gain favor with people. Snay's attorney said his client is a target because of his past criminal convictions and his lottery winnings.

Snay is listed as a Level 3 sex offender by the state, considered the most likely to re-offend.

Snay's next court hearing was scheduled for April 16.

The Uxbridge Police Department asked anyone with information concerning suspicious activity involving Snay to contact the Sexual Assault Unit at 508-278-7755.

NBC 10 News contributed to this report.

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