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Homeland Security searches Halacy's home

Posted: Updated: Dec 10, 2013 03:25 PM

RENSSELAER, N.Y. – A second search warrant has been executed at the home of an accused rapist whose charges were dropped because of a paperwork mistake.

An investigator with Homeland Security confirmed a search was conducted at John Halacy's Rensselaer city apartment. Officials have not commented on the nature of the warrant, but a number of boxes were removed from the home.  

On Tuesday afternoon, Halacy was placed in the back of a Rensselaer police car as the search warrant was executed at his 2nd Street apartment.

Halacy was later taken to the Rensselaer Police Department where Homeland Security Officers continued their investigation.

Detective Scott Earing, with the Rensselaer Police, said the department has nothing to do with this investigation and that Homeland Secuity Officers are just using the building.

Officers at the apartment did not comment on why they executed the search warrant.

NEWS10 ABC reached out to Rensselaer County District Attorney Richard McNally for more information, but there has been no response.

Just last week, Colonie Police executed a warrant at the apartment in connection to a Thanksgiving Day burglary.

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.

Halacy, 24, walked free in November due to a paperwork error after facing 19 felony charges, including Rape.  The teenage victims and their family members were outraged over the mistake.

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, when 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 misdemeanor charges.

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