A Lawyer said that, in a juvenile delinquency proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 3, defendant appealed the order of disposition of the Family Court, Queens County, dated February 10, 2005, which, upon a fact-finding order of the same court dated November 22, 2004, made after a hearing, finding that the appellant had committed an act which, if committed by an adult, would have constituted the sex crime of sexual misconduct, placed him under the supervision of the “Probation Department of the County of Queens” for a period of 18 months. The appeal brings up for review the fact-finding order dated November 22, 2004.
A source said that, defendant in another separate case for the crime of rape also filed with the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, an application for writ of error coram nobis to set aside a judgment of the County Court, Queens County, sentencing defendant as a second offender on his conviction in New York of second degree assault. Defendant was found to be a second offender because of an alleged prior conviction in California of assault with intent to commit rape. The defendant had been charged in California with assault with intent to commit rape in violation of California statute and had pleaded not guilty. The California transcript indicated that court found defendant guilty as charged in the information. Thereafter defendant was sent to a California mental institution. It was the contention of the defendant that the California proceedings did not constitute a judgment of conviction under California laws and that therefore he did not have a prior felony conviction.