July 18, 2013
In the Matter of TIMOTHY J. TAYLOR, Petitioner,
NYS DIVISION OF PAROLE, Respondent.
Calendar Date: June 6, 2013
Timothy J. Taylor, Gowanda, petitioner pro se.
Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General, Albany (Frank Brady of counsel), for respondent.
Before: Peters, P.J., Lahtinen, Spain and Garry, JJ.
MEMORANDUM AND JUDGMENT
Proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 78 (transferred to this Court by order of the Supreme Court, entered in Albany County) to review a determination of the Board of Parole which revoked petitioner's parole.
In 1994, petitioner was convicted of rape in the first degree and sexual abuse in the first degree (two counts) and sentenced to an aggregate prison term of 10 to 20 years. Petitioner was granted release to parole supervision in 2009. Subsequently, in 2011, petitioner was charged with violating a condition of his parole that prohibited contact with minors. Following a preliminary hearing at which probable cause for the violation was found, petitioner pleaded guilty to having contact with a minor, and the Administrative Law Judge, petitioner's counsel and the parole representative agreed to a joint recommendation for an 18-month time assessment. The Board of Parole thereafter revoked petitioner's parole and imposed the recommended 18-month hold. This CPLR article 78 proceeding ensued.
Inasmuch as the final determination revoking petitioner's parole was based upon his knowing and voluntary plea of guilty, petitioner's challenge to the adequacy of the evidence supporting the determination that he violated the terms of his parole is unavailing (see Matter of Drayton v Travis, 5 A.D.3d 891, 892 ; Matter of Fuller v Goord, 299 A.D.2d 849, 849 , lv dismissed 100 N.Y.2d 531 ; Matter of McCloud v New York State Division of Parole, 277 A.D.2d 627, 628 , lv denied 96 N.Y.2d 702 ). We have considered petitioner's remaining contentions and find them to be without merit.
Peters, P.J., Lahtinen, Spain and Garry, JJ., concur.
ADJUDGED that the determination is confirmed, without costs, and petition dismissed.