LOCKPORT – A Town of Niagara man, who entered a woman’s home Feb. 24 and was ejected from the house when the woman woke up screaming, was sentenced to eight years in state prison and five years’ post-release supervision Monday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.
Andrew F. Rajczak Jr., 36, of St. Joseph Drive, was convicted Aug. 23 by a jury of second-degree burglary and three misdemeanors. Farkas imposed concurrent sentences on the misdemeanors and on Rajczak’s admission that he violated probation on a previous felony driving while intoxicated conviction.
Rajczak called himself an alcoholic and said he was drunk when he entered the house and was found in the 20-year-old woman’s bedroom.
“I don’t think I could be as composed as you were, in just throwing me out of the house,” he told the woman’s parents. “I’m lucky I wasn’t shot or beaten up.”
Deputy District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said the woman has been having people follow her home from work to make sure she gets home safely. She “has mental and emotional injuries that may never heal,” Hoffmann said.