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Halacy sentenced for rape charge

Updated: 08/25/2014 5:17 PM
Created: 08/25/2014 12:07 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

John Halacy will spend the next four years in prison following his conviction on a second degree rape charge.

The Rensselaer man made headlines last year when a paperwork mistake in the D.A.’s office forced them to reduce rape charges to a misdemeanor.

However, Monday’s sentencing was for a separate rape case.

He admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl.

“I just want to apologize,” Halacy said in court on Monday. “I know what I did was wrong. And I just want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me especially my lawyer.”

Halacy is already serving a prison sentence for a home burglary in Colonie, committed a short time after he got out of jail on the reduced charges.

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