Texas man ar­rested in decade-old sex case

Albany Times Union - - AROUND THE REGION -

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.


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