by Erie Co. District Attorney John Flynn
LACKAWANNA, NY – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 41-year-old Raymond P. Acker of Lackawanna was sentenced on Tuesday morning before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to a determinate sentence of 15 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision. He was sentenced as a second violent felony offender.
Shortly after midnight on June 29, 2020, the defendant subjected the female victim to physical contact by punching, kicking and choking her. The defendant had a history of reported domestic violence incidents with the victim and committed the crime while knowingly in violation of an order of protection. The incident occurred at a residence in the City of Lackawanna.
On the evening of November 1, 2020 and into the morning of November 2, 2020, the defendant unlawfully entered the victim’s home with the intent to commit a crime. The defendant again subjected the victim to physical contact by punching, kicking and choking her while knowingly in violation of an existing order of protection. The victim went to the hospital later that morning to be treated for an injury to her ear. She also suffered broken ribs and bruises on various parts of her body.
Acker pleaded guilty to one count of Burglary in the First Degree (Class “B” violent felony) and one count of Criminal Contempt in the First Degree (Class “E” felony) on February 10, 2022. The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest count in the indictment ahead of his jury trial that was scheduled to commence the following week.
Judge Haendiges issued a final order of protection, which prohibits the defendant from having any contact or third-party contact with the victim. The order remains in effect until 2043.