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Lottery winner assault leads to 3 years

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2009

ANCHORAGE - The man who assaulted the winner of Alaska's biggest lottery has been sentenced to three years in prison.

In a deal with prosecutors, 20-year-old Brandon Hughes on Monday pleaded guilty to assault. He was convicted of striking Alec Ahsoak with a rod or metal pipe.

Ahsoak is a convicted sex offender who in January won a $500,000 jackpot in a lottery that benefited the advocacy group Standing Together Against Rape.

After taxes, Ahsoak received about $350,000. The charity group received about $11,000.

Authorities say Hughes knew a relative of one or more of Ahsoak's sexual abuse victims. He is from the Los Angeles area.



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