THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK RESPONDENT v. CHARLES GREENE DEFENDANT APPELLANT

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

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT, v. CHARLES GREENE, DEFENDANT–APPELLANT.

KA 10–02074

Decided: July 19, 2013

PRESENT:  SMITH, J.P., FAHEY, CARNI, SCONIERS, AND VALENTINO, JJ. FRANK J. NEBUSH, JR., PUBLIC DEFENDER, UTICA (PATRICK J. MARTHAGE OF COUNSEL), FOR DEFENDANT–APPELLANT. SCOTT D. MCNAMARA, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, UTICA (STEVEN G. COX OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.

Memorandum:  Defendant appeals from a judgment convicting him upon his plea of guilty of course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree (Penal Law § 130.75[1][b] ).  Contrary to defendant's contention, the record establishes that he knowingly, voluntarily and intelligently waived the right to appeal (see generally People v. Lopez, 6 NY3d 248, 256), and that valid waiver forecloses any challenge by defendant to the severity of the sentence (see id. at 255;  see generally People v. Lococo, 92 N.Y.2d 825, 827;  People v. Hidalgo, 91 N.Y.2d 733, 737).

Frances E. Cafarell

Clerk of the Court