- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say an ex-priest who won more than $1 million in the New York Lottery 30 years ago has been charged with a sex crime.

Sixty-eight-year-old Joseph Faraone was charged Friday with a felony criminal sexual act in Putnam County.

The Journal News reports (https://lohud.us/1Kq7i74 ) the charges suggest Faraone is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a person younger than 15 years old or with a person incapable of consent due to a mental disability or incapacity.

Officials say the charges do not appear to be associated with Faraone’s time as a priest. He left the priesthood sometime after 2006.

Faraone won $1.17 million in 1985 while he was a priest at the Church of St. Patrick in Yorktown.

It’s unclear if Faraone has a lawyer who could comment.

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Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com

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