People v. Raymond Denson


AD1 order dated February 18, 2014, affirming judgment of conviction. Decision below: 114 AD3d 543, 980 NYS2d 434. Saxe, J. (AD dissenter), granted leave July 24, 2014. Argued September 9, 2015.
ISSUES PRESENTED: (1) The sufficiency of the evidence of attempted second-degree kidnapping of a child under 16, where the defendant merely offered the victim the keys to his apartment. (2) The admission under Molineux of a 20-year-old prior sex offense against a child. (3) The merger doctrine. (4) The admissibility of defendant’s statements. (5) Ineffective assistance of counsel. (Assigned counsel: Richard M. Greenberg, Office of the Appellate Defender, 11 Park Place, Suite 1601, NYC 10007.)