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The People of the State of New York v. Dennis Tooley

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department


May 6, 2011

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
RESPONDENT,
v.
DENNIS TOOLEY,
DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from an order of the Ontario County Court (Frederick G. Reed, A.J.), dated January 28, 2010. The order determined that defendant is a level three risk pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act.

People v Tooley

Appellate Division, Fourth Department 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.

Decided on May 6, 2011

PRESENT: CENTRA, J.P., FAHEY, PERADOTTO, LINDLEY, AND SCONIERS, JJ.

It is hereby ORDERED that the order so appealed from is unanimously affirmed without costs.

Memorandum:

Defendant appeals from an order determining that he is a level three risk pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law § 168 et seq.). Contrary to defendant's contention, County Court properly determined that an upward departure from his presumptive risk level was warranted. During the presentence investigation interview, defendant admitted that he had previously sexually abused two other individuals who were not victims with respect to the underlying conviction, and that aggravating factor was not adequately taken into account by the risk assessment guidelines. Thus, the upward departure that resulted in defendant's classification as a level three risk is supported by the requisite clear and convincing evidence (see § 168-n [3]; People v Farrell, 78 AD3d 1454, 1455; People v McCollum, 41 AD3d 1187, lv denied 9 NY3d 807; see also People v Cummings, 81 AD3d 1261).

Entered: May 6, 2011

Patricia L. Morgan Clerk of the Court

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