PEOPLE of State of New York, etc., respondent, v. David A. HOFFMAN, appellant.
Appeal by the defendant from an order of the Supreme Court, Dutchess County (Sproat, J.), dated April 21, 2006, which, after a hearing to redetermine his sex offender risk level pursuant to the stipulation of settlement in Doe v. Pataki, 3 F.Supp.2d 456, designated him a level three sex offender pursuant to Correction Law article 6-C.
ORDERED that the order is affirmed, without costs or disbursements.
The defendant was designated a level three sex offender pursuant to Correction Law article 6-C after a hearing. We affirm the designation but for reasons other than those set forth by the hearing court (see People v. Ashby, 56 A.D.3d 633, 868 N.Y.S.2d 88).
The court improperly assessed the defendant points for number of victims, as it included victims not associated with the current offense, and duration of offense conduct with victim, as the People did not offer proof of more than one incident (see Sex Offender Registration Act, Risk Assessment Guidelines and Commentary, at 10). Further, points should not have been assessed for prior crimes, as the conviction in 1986 was a subsequent crime (see People v. Best, 45 A.D.3d 657, 846 N.Y.S.2d 240).
However, the court should have granted the People's application for an override to a level three sex offender. The defendant was diagnosed with pedophilia, and, accordingly, an override to a level three designation was warranted (see Sex Offender Registration Act, Risk Assessment Guidelines and Commentary, at 3-4; People v. McCollum, 41 A.D.3d 1187, 839 N.Y.S.2d 360).
Accordingly, the order should be affirmed.