PEOPLE v. THORNTON

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York.

The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Alan THORNTON, Defendant-Appellant.

Decided: October 26, 2004

TOM, J.P., SULLIVAN, LERNER, GONZALEZ, CATTERSON, JJ. Laura R. Johnson, The Legal Aid Society, New York (Nancy E. Little of counsel), for appellant. Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney, New York (Melissa B. Marrus of counsel), for respondent.

Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Michael J. Obus, J.), rendered January 25, 2001, convicting defendant, after a nonjury trial, of endangering the welfare of a child, attempted sexual abuse in the second degree and public lewdness, and sentencing him to concurrent terms of 30 days concurrent with 3 years probation, unanimously affirmed.

The verdict was based on legally sufficient evidence and was not against the weight of the evidence.   There is no basis for disturbing the court's determinations concerning identification and credibility (see People v. Bleakley, 69 N.Y.2d 490, 495, 515 N.Y.S.2d 761, 508 N.E.2d 672 [1987] ).   A surveillance videotape and other records relating to defendant's withdrawal of money from a bank under circumstances described by the victim provided strong corroboration for the victim's testimony.   We have considered and rejected defendant's remaining arguments.