Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Queens County (Kohm, J.), rendered December 14, 2006, convicting him of sexual abuse in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child, upon a jury verdict, and imposing sentence.
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STEVEN W. FISHER, J.P., ANITA R. FLORIO, ARIEL E. BELEN & LEONARD B. AUSTIN, JJ.
ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.
The defendant contends that the verdict convicting him of sexual abuse in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child was against the weight of the evidence. In fulfilling our responsibility to conduct an independent review of the weight of the evidence (see CPLR 470.15; People v Danielson, 9 NY3d 342), we nevertheless accord great deference to the jury's opportunity to view the witnesses, hear the testimony, and observe demeanor (see People v Mateo, 2 NY3d 383, 410, cert denied 542 US 946; People v Bleakley, 69 NY2d 490, 495). Upon reviewing the record here, we are satisfied that the verdict of guilt was not against the weight of the evidence (see People v Romero, 7 NY3d 633).
FISHER, J.P., FLORIO, BELEN and AUSTIN, JJ., concur.
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