Texas man arrested in decade-old sex case
LIVINGSTON — A Texas man was extradited to Columbia County and arrested on Thursday after State Police investigators took a new look at a decadeold string of unsolved sexual assaults in the town of Livingston, troopers said.
The State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation decided in 2017 to revisit sexual assault cases from more than 10 years ago, the agency said Friday.
They did not say why the crimes were re-examined, and a Troop K spokesman could not be immediately reached.
Investigators worked with the Texas Department of Public Safety on the investigation, and Texas rangers in Bandera County, near San Antonio, arrested John Acklin, 55, as a fugitive from justice on Oct. 25, troopers said.
The Columbia County District Attorney’s Office coordinated Acklin’s extradition to New York on Thursday.
The Bandera, Texas, resident was charged with felony criminal sex act upon his arrival.
Acklin was arraigned in Livingston Town Court and then taken to the county jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear in court at 6 p.m. Thursday. pleaded guilty to using his phone to distribute child pornography, federal officials said Friday.
Derek Boprey, 31, on Friday admitted that he used a messaging app to send child pornography to another Capital Region man, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Boprey sent dozens of images, including those depicting sexual abuse of children as young as two years old. Boprey also admitted possessing child pornography on two electronic devices.
Boprey faces at least five years and up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by supervised release of at least five years and up to life. He will have to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison, officials said.
Boprey’s sentencing is scheduled for March.