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Lackawanna man sentenced for breaking into a house, assaulting victim in violation of an order of protection

Raymond Acker was sentenced to a determinate sentence of 15 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 41-year-old Lackawanna man was sentenced Tuesday morning to a determinate sentence of 15 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision for assaulting a woman and breaking into her home back in 2020.

According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, just after midnight on June 29, 2020, Raymond Acker punched, kicked and choked a female victim at a residence in Lackawanna.

The District Attorney's Office says Acker had a "history of domestic violence incidents" with the victim and knowingly violated an order of protection.

Acker unlawfully entered the victim's house on the evening of Nov. 1, 2020 and into the early morning of Nov. 2, 2020. The District Attorney's Office says Acker once again knowingly violated the order of protection and entered the residence with "the intent to commit a crime."

While inside the residence, Acker punched, kicked and choked the victim.

The victim was later taken to the hospital to be treated for broken ribs and an injury to her ear. She also sustained bruises on various parts of her body.

Acker pleaded guilty back in February to the highest counts against him ahead of his jury trial that was scheduled to begin next week. He pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in the first degree (a class B violent felony) and one count of criminal contempt in the first degree (a class E felony).

According to the District Attorney's Office, a final order of protection has been issued, which prohibits Acker from having any contact with the victim. It also prohibits a third-party from contacting the victim.

The order of protection remains in effect until 2043.