June 11, 2009
THE PEOPLE &C., RESPONDENT,
JESUS CANO, APPELLANT.
This memorandum is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the New York Reports.
The order of the Appellate Division should be affirmed. The defendant came "dangerously near" the commission of crimes when he arrived at the location of what he thought would be a sexual rendevous with an underage boy. The proof of defendant's intent and extensive preparation followed by his travel to the intended crime scene showed that he was close to achieving his illegal goal and justified his convictions for attempt (People v Naradzay, 11 NY3d 460 ).
The appellant's other contentions lack merit.
On review of submissions pursuant to section 500.11 of the Rules, order affirmed, in a memorandum. Chief Judge Lippman and Judges Ciparick, Graffeo, Read, Smith, Pigott and Jones concur.
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