Sex Offender Timothy Poole Is A Florida Lottery Winner, Judge Allows Pedophile To Spend Super Millions

In 2014, sex offender Timothy Poole officially won $3 million as part of a Florida lottery called Super Millions, but since he was a convicted pedophile, two of Poole’s former victims sued him for the money. Now, a judge in the civil lawsuit has said the child molester will be allowed to keep and spend his money.

In a related report by the Inquisitr, across the country, convicted sex offenders are winning big bucks, and some believe these sexual predators should be forced to give up their new wealth to their past victims as restitution for their actions. The Powerball winning numbers in Puerto Rico had some Americans upset since they believe Puerto Ricans shouldn’t be able to become a Powerball winner since they are a U.S. commonwealth and not a state.

Back in December, Timothy Poole of Mount Dora, Florida, won the money from a scratch-off ticket he purchased at a 7-11, taking a lump sum payment of $2.2 million. The lawsuit has been filed by two brothers, who were aged 5 and 9 when Poole was arrested.

At the time, Poole was accused of sleeping in the same bed with the two young boys and performing sexual acts while they slept. Although Poole currently maintains his innocence, he pled guilty to the charges as part of a deal in which he was sentenced to 13 months of time served.

Lawyers for the two sex victims claimed they weren’t seeking any further jail time for the sex offender, but they did not want Poole to be capable of spending anything gained from the Florida lottery winning number.

“We are not attempting to get him any additional prison time,” Mark NeJame said according to a previous report by the Inquisitr. “He has served his time to society, but he has not served his dues for the alleged massive damage caused to these children.”

According to News 13, the victims allege they still suffer from physical pain, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and other disorders.

This past Friday morning, Orange County Judge Margaret Schrieber denied the lawsuit’s request to have Poole’s assets frozen since Florida law does not currently allow for such an action. The two brothers are still suing Poole for psychological damages, but the lawsuit has not gone to trial and it’s possible Poole may spend the lottery money before the trial is completed.

In response to this decision, Florida Senator Darren Soto plans to propose a bill next week that would freeze the assets of convicted sex offenders in order to allow victims to seek reparations. Jason Recksiedler, one of the lawyers for the two brothers, told the Orlando Sentinel they were not surprised by the judge’s ruling, but they are more concerned with justice than money.

“They’re just thinking about trying to hold this sexual predator responsible,” Recksiedler said.

Do you think convicted sex offenders should be allowed to keep their money if they win a major lottery?