ALBANY, N.Y. – An Albany has been sentenced to 12 years in
State Prison after pleading guilty to the attempted abduction of a SUNY
student in October 2013.
Albany County DA David Soares said they Anthony Collins, 54, was
sentenced to State Prison, followed by five years of Post Release Supervision
on Monday morning.
In January, Collins pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted
Kidnapping in the second degree, a felony.
On October 4, 2013, Collins allegedly attempted to abduct a
victim by directing her to walk in the direction of his residence while holding
a knife to her back. Another UAlbany student, Joseph Jackson, intervened and the woman was able to get
on the bus and away from the area.
Police said he allegedly attempted to abduct another female
student at the bus stop near Waterbury Hall. In that attempt, police say no
knife was displayed, he was unable to get behind the woman and the woman left
safely. The second victim never came forward and charges were never filed in that