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Halacy court date adjourned

Posted: Updated: Apr 30, 2014 10:14 AM
RENSSELAER, N.Y. -  The Rensselaer man who avoided rape charges because of a paper work error in 2013, was expected in court on Wednesday. 

John Halacy, 24, was due in Rensselaer City Court on attempted rape charges but his case has been adjourned. 

Felony rape charges against him were dropped in November 2013 when a prosecutor failed to file a key document in the case.

Halacy was originally facing charges after allegations that he sexually abused two teenage females over the course of two months. He was facing 19 charges.  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. 

In December, two search warrants were executed at Halacy's 2nd Street apartment. The first search warrant was conducted by Colonie Police for Albany County Court in regards to a Thanksgiving Day burglary. Earlier in April, Halacy was sentenced to five and a half years in State Prison for his role in the burglary in the Town of Colonie. 

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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