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Search warrant executed at Halacy's apartment

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COLONIE, N.Y. - An accused rapist whose charges were dropped because of a paperwork mistake is once again the focus of another police investigation.

Colonie Police say they recently raided John Halacy's Rensselaer city apartment. The raid was part of an ongoing burglary investigation.

Halacy has not been arrested, but police confirm that they executed a search warrant over the weekend.

The warrant is connected to a Thanksgiving day burglary. That incident took place eight days after getting a break when rape charges were dropped against him because the former Rensselaer County Assistant District Attorney did not file paperwork in time.

Halacy, 24, walked free last month and the teenage victims and their family members were outraged over the mistake.

Halacy was arrested in February after detectives determined he had been sexually abusing a 13-year-old and 14-year-old female in the city of Rensselaer between December 1, 2012 and February 8, 2013. Police also believe Halacy supplied the girls with prescription drugs.

He was previously facing 19 felony charges, including Rape.

Rensselaer County District Attorney Richard McNally previously stated he takes full responsibility for the paperwork mishap and he apologizes to the victims and their families. However, whenever asked by NEWS10 ABC to speak on camera about the paperwork mistake, he has refused.

Halacy is due back in court on December 11 to face his misdemeanor charges.

The mother of one of Halacy's alleged victims spoke with NEWS10 ABC. We will have more on that during our 4pm and 5pm newcasts.

 

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