Sex Offender Wins Jackpot In Charity For Sex Abuse Victims

January 12, 2009

Alaska (ChattahBox) – A convicted sex offender has won an Alaskan lottery that was being organized to help aid victims of sexual abuse.

The $50,000 jackpot was gathered by organizers with Standing Together Against Rape (STAR), a group dedicated to helping people who have suffered the trauma sexual assault.

Alec Ahsoak, a 53 year old convicted sex offender, was charged and jailed on sexual assault charges against minors in both 1993, and 2000. He has promised to give $100,000 of his winnings back to STAR in what he calls an ‘act of God’.

“I think what it highlights is how prevalent this crime is,” Rep. Eric Croft (Alaska – R), told reporters when he heard about Ahsoak’s criminal history.

“And we don’t mind taking money from anybody to help victims of sexual assault, and we hope that he’ll follow through on his commitment to give some of it back.”

After taxes, Ahsoak took home $350,000. No official reports of a donation back to STAR have so far been made.


2 Responses to “Sex Offender Wins Jackpot In Charity For Sex Abuse Victims”

  1. Ryan on January 13th, 2009 11:59 am

    Who cares who wins the lottery. If there is no law against it then why bother caring who wins? Makes no sense. It seems like he is trying to fit into society after his run in with the law so just leave him be.

  2. Kay on January 13th, 2009 12:10 pm

    I think this is just plain sad. Yes, I can see anyone can buy a ticket but it just seems really wrong for an offender to be getting such a big win. This is a big slap in the face to all victims, especially children who suffer. All of it should be donated to a children victim program.

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