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Halacy court date adjourned until March

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RENSSELAER, N.Y. – John Halacy was expected to be back in Rensselaer City Court on Wednesday, however, his case has been adjourned for another month.

The 24-year-old was arrested last February after detectives determined he had been sexually abusing a 13-year-old and 14-year-old female in the city of Rensselaer for two months. He was previously facing 19 felony charges, including Rape.

However, charges were dropped against Halacy in November, due to a flub in paperwork, which was supposed to be filed by Laura Krueglar who handles sex crimes for the DA's office, but  was never submitted.

Since Halacy's case was not presented to a Grand Jury in a timely fashion, his right to a speedy trial was violated, leading to a dismissal of the charges.

In late November, after his initial charges were dropped, he faced five new misdemeanor charges, which were to be answered in court on Wednesday. Officials confirmed he is adjourned until March 26.

Halacy remains free since he only faces misdemeanor charges, but the judge did grant three orders of protection for the victims.

In December, two search warrants were executed at Halacy's 2nd Street apartment. The first seach warrant was conducted by Colonie Police for Albany County Court in regards to a Thanksgiving Day burglary. Authorities say Halacy was in possession of some of the stolen items totaling nearly $10,000. 

A second search warrant was executed by Homeland Security. However, officials have not commented on the nature of the warrant, but a number of boxes were removed from Halacy's apartment.

 

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