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