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People v. Ellis

November 24, 2009

PEOPLE OF STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
v.
HAROLD ELLIS, APPELLANT.



Appeal by the defendant from an order of the Supreme Court, Richmond County (Rienzi, J.), dated November 8, 2007, 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.

STEVEN W. FISHER, J.P., JOSEPH COVELLO, FRED T. SANTUCCI and RUTH C. BALKIN, JJ.

DECISION & ORDER

ORDERED that the order is affirmed, without costs or disbursements.

Contrary to the defendant's contention, the People established, by clear and convincing evidence (see Correction Law § 168-n[3]), that he inflicted a "physical injury" upon the victim (Penal Law § 10.00[9]; see People v Sullivan, 64 AD3d 67, 74; People v Fisher, 22 AD3d 358; People v Tomczak, 189 AD2d 926, 927; cf. People v Chiddick, 8 NY3d 445, 447-448). Accordingly, the Supreme Court properly assessed 15 points for risk factor 1 based upon the defendant's use of violence, and properly designated the defendant a level three sex offender.

FISHER, J.P., COVELLO, SANTUCCI and BALKIN, JJ., concur.

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