A familiar name in the local criminal justice system has been sentenced to four years for 2nd degree rape.
John Halacy of Rensselaer will have to register as a sex offender when he's released from prison.
Halacy pleaded guilty in May to raping a 14-year-old girl. He had faced similar charges involving a 13-year-old girl, but they were dropped after an assistant D.A. failed to file the proper paperwork in a timely fashion, causing a firestorm.
Halacy is already serving 5-and-a-half years for a Colonie burglary he copped to in April. The two sentences will run concurrently