*Hat Tip: Phillip King
A former Livingston white brute who was convicted in August of sexually assaulting two children was sentenced Friday to 335 years in state prison, the Columbia County prosecutor said Friday.
John Acklin, 56, of Bandera, Texas, formerly of Livingston, was sentenced by Columbia County Court Judge Jonathan D. Nichols to the maximum sentence on each of 16 counts of sexually assaulting two children, according to a press release.
The assaults were committed in Livingston between December 2004 and March 2006.
The child rapist was convicted by a Columbia County jury on Friday, Aug. 9, of one count of course of sexual conduct against a child; 10 counts of criminal sexual act; one count of aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree; and four counts of aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree, the District Attorney’s Office said at the time.
Authorities have said the children were under 11 at the time of the assaults. After this pedophile moved to Texas, the abuse ended, according to state police.
Several other counts were dismissed, having expired under the statute of limitations.
The sex terrorist was taken into custody in Texas on Oct. 25, 2018, and extradited to New York on Nov. 8, state police said at the time.
In the press release, the District Attorney praised the survivors, who “suffered unimaginably, but courageously confronted their abuser in open court.”
John Hillman represented the child molester. Chief Assistant District Attorney James Carlucci and Assistant District Attorney Krista Kline prosecuted the case.