SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
October 13, 2009
PEOPLE OF STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
NAHSHON T. THOMAS, APPELLANT.
Appeal by the defendant from an order of the County Court, Nassau County (Gulotta, J.), dated May 3, 2005, which, after a hearing, designated him a level three sex offender pursuant to Correction Law article 6-C.
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.
REINALDO E. RIVERA, J.P., ANITA R. FLORIO, RANDALL T. ENG JOHN M. LEVENTHAL, JJ.
DECISION & ORDER
ORDERED that the order is affirmed, without costs or disbursements.
Contrary to the defendant's contention, the County Court providently exercised its discretion in upwardly departing from the defendant's presumptive sex offender level (see People v Villane, 49 AD3d 517, 517-518; People v Fabara, 49 AD3d 619). The court's determination was supported by clear and convincing evidence based, inter alia, on the case summary prepared by the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders, the defendant's mental health evaluation, and the probation department report (see People v Fabara, 49 AD3d 619).
The defendant's remaining contentions are without merit.
RIVERA, J.P., FLORIO, ENG and LEVENTHAL, JJ., concur.
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