New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
November 8, 2012
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
People v Otero
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Decided on November 8, 2012 Andrias, J.P., Saxe, Moskowitz, Abdus-Salaam, Manzanet-Daniels, JJ.
Order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Megan Tallmer, J.), entered on or about May 5, 2010, which adjudicated defendant a level three sex offender pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law art 6-C), unanimously affirmed, without costs.
The record supports the court's discretionary upward departure to level three. Initially, we note that defendant's point score was 105, which is nearly enough for a level three adjudication. The court properly determined that the risk assessment instrument did not adequately take into account aggravating factors including the seriousness of the underlying sex crime (see e.g. People v Schlau, 60 AD3d 529 [1st Dept], lv denied 12 NY3d 712 ). These aggravating factors outweighed any possible mitigating factors cited by defendant.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: NOVEMBER 8, 2012, a.m.
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