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People v. Gillotti

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, New York.
Mar 15, 2013
104 A.D.3d 1155 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)

Opinion

2013-03-15

The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Neil GILLOTTI, Defendant–Appellant.

David J. Farrugia, Public Defender, Lockport (Joseph G. Frazier Of Counsel), for Defendant–Appellant. Michael J. Violante, District Attorney, Lockport (Thomas H. Brandt Of Counsel), for Respondent.



David J. Farrugia, Public Defender, Lockport (Joseph G. Frazier Of Counsel), for Defendant–Appellant. Michael J. Violante, District Attorney, Lockport (Thomas H. Brandt Of Counsel), for Respondent.
PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., FAHEY, LINDLEY, VALENTINO, AND MARTOCHE, JJ.

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.). We reject defendant's contention that County Court erred in assessing 10 points against him under risk factor 15, for inappropriate employment. Inasmuch as defendant admitted that he possessed over 1,000 images and videos of child pornography, we conclude that his employment at an amusement park in the vicinity of children is “inappropriate” within the meaning of that risk factor ( see Sex Offender Registration Act: Risk Assessment Guidelines and Commentary, at 17–18 [2006] ). We further conclude that “defendant failed to present clear and convincing evidence of special circumstances justifying a downward departure” of his risk level ( People v. McDaniel, 27 A.D.3d 1158, 1159, 810 N.Y.S.2d 723,lv. denied7 N.Y.3d 703, 819 N.Y.S.2d 870, 853 N.E.2d 241), particularly in view of the fact that he does not dispute that he possessed pornographic materials depicting sexual violence against children or that he knowingly obtained employment placing him in the vicinity of children ( see People v. Poole, 90 A.D.3d 1550, 1551, 935 N.Y.S.2d 773;cf. People v. Bretan, 84 A.D.3d 906, 907–908, 922 N.Y.S.2d 542).

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


Summaries of

People v. Gillotti

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, New York.
Mar 15, 2013
104 A.D.3d 1155 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
Case details for

People v. Gillotti

Case Details

Full title:The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Neil GILLOTTI…

Court:Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, New York.

Date published: Mar 15, 2013

Citations

104 A.D.3d 1155 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
104 A.D.3d 1155
2013 N.Y. Slip Op. 1650

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