Applicable NY State Laws

New York State Sexual Offenses and Penalties
NYS Penal Law
ARTICLE 130
                              SEX OFFENSES
Section 130.00   Sex offenses; definitions of terms.
         130.05   Sex offenses; lack of consent.
         130.10   Sex offenses; limitation; defenses.
         130.16   Sex offenses; corroboration.
         130.20   Sexual misconduct.
         130.25   Rape in the third degree.
         130.30   Rape in the second degree.
         130.35   Rape in the first degree.
         130.40   Criminal Sexual Act in the third degree.
         130.45   Criminal Sexual Act in the second degree.
         130.50   Criminal Sexual Act in the first degree.
         130.52   Forcible touching.
         130.53   Persistent sexual abuse.
         130.55   Sexual abuse in the third degree.
         130.60   Sexual abuse in the second degree.
         130.65   Sexual abuse in the first degree.
         130.65-a Aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree.
         130.66   Aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree.
         130.67   Aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree.
         130.70   Aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree.
         130.75   Course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree.
         130.80   Course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree.
         130.85   Female genital mutilation.
         130.90   Facilitating a sex offense with a controlled substance.
         130.91   Sexually motivated felony
                 130.92   Sentencing.
         130.95   Predatory sexual assault.
         130.96   Predatory sexual assault against a child.
 
S 130.00 Sex offenses; definitions of terms.
 The following definitions are applicable to this article:
 1. "Sexual intercourse" has its ordinary meaning and occurs upon any penetration, however slight.
 2. (a) "Oral sexual conduct" means conduct between persons consisting of contact between the mouth and the penis, the mouth and the anus, or the mouth and the vulva or vagina.
 (b) "Anal sexual conduct" means conduct between persons consisting of contact between the penis and anus.
 3. "Sexual contact" means any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person for the purpose of gratifying sexual desire of either party. It includes the touching of the actor by the victim, as well as the touching of the victim by the actor, whether directly or through clothing, as well as the emission of ejaculate by the actor upon any part of the victim, clothed or unclothed.
 4. For the purposes of this article "married" means the existence of the relationship between the actor and the victim as spouses which is recognized by law at the time the actor commits an offense proscribed by this article against the victim.
 5. "Mentally disabled" means that a person suffers from a mental disease or defect which renders him or her incapable of appraising the nature of his or her conduct.
 6.   "Mentally   incapacitated"   means that a person is rendered temporarily incapable of appraising or controlling his conduct owing to the influence of a narcotic or intoxicating substance administered to him without his consent, or to any other act committed upon him without his consent.
 7. "Physically helpless" means that a person is unconscious or for any other reason is physically unable to communicate unwillingness to an act.
 8. "Forcible compulsion" means to compel by either:
 a. use of physical force; or
 b. a threat, express or implied, which places a person in fear of immediate death or physical injury to himself, herself or another
person, or in fear that he, she or another person will immediately be kidnapped.
 9. "Foreign object" means  any instrument or article which, when inserted in the vagina, urethra, penis, rectum or anus, is capable of
causing physical injury.
 10. "Sexual conduct" means sexual intercourse, oral sexual conduct, anal sexual conduct, aggravated sexual contact, or sexual contact.
 11. "Aggravated sexual contact" means inserting, other than for a valid medical purpose, a foreign object in the vagina, urethra, penis, rectum or anus of a child, thereby causing physical injury to such child.
 12.  "Health care provider" means any person who is, or is required to be, licensed or registered or holds himself or herself out to be
licensed or registered, or provides services as if he or she were licensed or registered in the profession  of medicine, chiropractic,
dentistry or podiatry under any of the following: article one hundred thirty-one, one hundred thirty-two, one hundred thirty-three, or one hundred forty-one of the education law.
 13. "Mental health care provider" shall mean a licensed physician, licensed psychologist, registered professional nurse, licensed clinical social worker or a licensed master social worker under the supervision of a physician, psychologist or licensed clinical social worker.
 
S 130.05 Sex offenses; lack of consent.
1. Whether or not specifically stated, it is an element of every offense defined in this article that the sexual act was committed
without consent of the victim.
 2. Lack of consent results from:
 (a) Forcible compulsion; or
 (b) Incapacity to consent; or
 (c) Where the offense charged is sexual abuse or forcible touching, any circumstances, in addition to forcible compulsion or incapacity to consent, in which the victim does not expressly or impliedly acquiesce in the actor's conduct; or
 (d) Where the offense charged is rape in the third degree as defined in subdivision three of section 130.25, or criminal sexual act in the third degree as defined in subdivision three of section 130.40, in addition to forcible compulsion, circumstances under which, at the time of the act of intercourse, oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct, the victim clearly expressed that he or she did not consent to engage in such act, and a reasonable person in the actor's situation would have understood such person's words and acts as an expression of lack of consent to such act under all the circumstances.
 3. A person is deemed incapable of consent when he or she is:
 (a) less than seventeen years old; or
 (b) mentally disabled; or
 (c) mentally incapacitated; or
 (d) physically helpless; or
 (e) committed to the care and custody or supervision of the state department of corrections and community supervision or a hospital, as such term is defined in subdivision two of section four hundred of the correction law, and the actor is an employee who knows or reasonably should know that such person is committed to the care and custody or supervision of such department or hospital. For purposes of this paragraph, "employee" means (i) an employee of the state department of corrections and community supervision who, as part of his or her employment, performs duties: (A) in a state correctional facility in
which the victim is confined at the time of the offense consisting of providing   custody, medical or mental health services, counseling
services, educational programs, vocational training,   institutional parole services or direct supervision to inmates; or  (B) of supervising persons released on community supervision and supervises the victim at the time of the offense or has supervised the victim and the victim is still under community supervision at the time of the offense; or
 (ii) an employee of the office of mental health who, as part of his or her employment, performs duties in a state correctional facility or hospital, as such term is defined in subdivision two of section four hundred of the correction law in which the inmate  is confined at the time of the offense, consisting of providing custody, medical or mental health services, or direct supervision to such inmates; or  (iii) a person, including a volunteer, providing direct services to inmates in a state correctional facility in which the victim is confined at the time of the offense pursuant to a contractual arrangement with the state department of corrections and community supervision or, in the case of a volunteer, a written agreement with such department, provided that the person received written notice concerning the provisions of this paragraph; or
 (f) committed to the care and custody of a local correctional facility, as such term is defined in subdivision two of section forty of
the correction law, and the actor is an employee, not married to such person,  who knows or reasonably should know that such person is committed to the care and custody of such facility. For purposes of this
paragraph, "employee" means an employee of the local correctional facility where the person is committed who performs professional duties consisting of providing custody, medical or mental health services, counseling services, educational services, or vocational training for inmates. For purposes of this paragraph, "employee" shall also mean a person, including a volunteer or a government employee of the state department of corrections and community supervision or a local health, education or probation agency, providing direct services to inmates in the local correctional facility in which the victim is confined at the time of the offense pursuant to a contractual arrangement with the local correctional department or, in the case of such a volunteer or government employee, a written agreement with such department, provided that such person received written notice concerning the provisions of
this paragraph; or 
(g) committed to or placed with the office of children and family services and in residential care, and the actor is an employee, not
married to such person, who knows or reasonably should know that such person is committed to or placed with such office of children and family services and in residential care. For purposes of this paragraph, "employee" means an employee of the office of children and family services or of a residential facility in which such person is committed to or placed at the time of the offense who, as part of his or her employment, performs duties consisting of providing custody, medical or mental health services, counseling services, educational services, vocational training, or direct supervision to persons committed to or placed in a residential facility operated by the office of children and family services; or
 (h) a client or patient and the actor is a health care provider or mental health care provider charged with rape in the third degree as
defined in section 130.25, criminal sexual act in the third degree as defined in section 130.40, aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree as defined in section 130.65-a, or sexual abuse in the third degree as defined in section 130.55, and the act of sexual conduct occurs during a treatment session, consultation, interview, or examination.
 
S 130.10 Sex offenses; limitation; defenses.
 1. In any prosecution under this article in which the victim's lack of consent is based solely upon his or her incapacity to consent because he or she was mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated or physically helpless, it is an affirmative defense that the defendant, at the time he or she engaged in the conduct constituting the offense, did not know of the facts or conditions responsible for such incapacity to consent.
 2. Conduct performed for a valid medical or mental health care purpose shall not constitute a violation of any section of this article in which incapacity to consent is based on the circumstances set forth in paragraph (h) of subdivision three of section 130.05 of this article.
 3. In any prosecution for the crime of rape in the third degree as defined in section 130.25, criminal sexual act in the third degree as
defined in section 130.40, aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree as defined in section 130.65-a, or sexual abuse in the third degree as defined in section 130.55 in which incapacity to consent is based on the circumstances set forth in paragraph (h) of subdivision three of section 130.05 of this article it shall be an affirmative defense that the client or patient consented to such conduct charged after having been expressly advised by the health care or mental health care provider that such conduct was not performed for a valid medical purpose.
 4. In any prosecution under this article in which the victim's lack of consent is based solely on his or her incapacity to consent because he or she was less than seventeen years old, mentally disabled, a client or patient and the actor is a health care provider, or committed to the care and custody or supervision of the state department of corrections and community supervision or a hospital and the actor is an employee, it shall be a defense that the defendant was married to the victim as defined in subdivision four of section 130.00 of this article.
 
S 130.16 Sex offenses; corroboration.
 A person shall not be convicted of consensual sodomy, or an attempt to commit the same, or of any offense defined in this article of which lack of consent is an element but results solely from incapacity to consent because of the victim`s mental defect, or mental incapacity, or an attempt to commit the same, solely on the testimony of the victim, unsupported by other evidence tending to:
 (a) Establish that an attempt was made to engage the victim in sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, or sexual contact, as the case may be, at the time of the occurrence; and
 (b) Connect the defendant with the commission of the offense or attempted offense.
 
S 130.20 Sexual misconduct.
 A person is guilty of sexual misconduct when:
 1. He or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person without such person`s consent; or
 2. He or she engages in oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct with another person without such person's consent; or
 3. He or she engages in sexual conduct with an animal or a dead human body.
 Sexual misconduct is a class A misdemeanor.
 
S 130.25 Rape in the third degree.
 A person is guilty of rape in the third degree when:
 1. He or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person who is incapable of consent by reason of some factor other than being less than seventeen years old;
 2. Being twenty-one years old or more, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than seventeen years old; or
 3. He or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person without such person`s consent where such lack of consent is by reason of some factor other than incapacity to consent.
 Rape in the third degree is a class E felony.
 
S 130.30 Rape in the second degree.
 A person is guilty of rape in the second degree when:
 1. being eighteen years old or more, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than fifteen years old; or
 2. he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person who is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally disabled or mentally incapacitated.  It shall be an affirmative defense to the crime of rape in the second degree as defined in subdivision one of this section that the defendant was less than four years older than the victim at the time of the act.
 Rape in the second degree is a class D felony.
 
S 130.35 Rape in the first degree.
 A person is guilty of rape in the first degree when he or she engages
in sexual intercourse with another person:
 1. By forcible compulsion; or
 2. Who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless;
or
 3. Who is less than eleven years old; or
 4. Who is less than thirteen years old and the actor is eighteen years
old or more.
 Rape in the first degree is a class B felony.
 
S 130.40 Criminal sexual act in the third degree.
 A person is guilty of criminal sexual act in the third degree when:
 1. He or she engages in oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct with a person who is incapable of consent by reason of some factor other than being less than seventeen years old;
 2. Being twenty-one years old or more, he or she engages in oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct with a person less than seventeen years old; or
 3. He or she engages in oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct with another person without such person's consent where such lack of consent is by reason of some factor other than incapacity to consent.
 Criminal sexual act in the third degree is a class E felony.
 
S 130.45 Criminal sexual act in the second degree.
 A person is guilty of criminal sexual act in the second degree when:
 1. being eighteen years old or more, he or she engages in oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct with another person less than fifteen years old; or
 2. he or she engages in oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct with another person who is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally disabled or mentally incapacitated.  It shall be an affirmative defense to the crime of criminal sexual act in the second degree as defined in subdivision one of this section that the defendant was less than four years older than the victim at the time of the act.
 Criminal sexual act in the second degree is a class D felony.
 
S 130.50 Criminal sexual act in the first degree.
 A person is guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree when he
or she engages in oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct with
another person:
 1. By forcible compulsion; or
 2. Who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless;
or
 3. Who is less than eleven years old; or
 4. Who is less than thirteen years old and the actor is eighteen years old or more.
 Criminal sexual act in the first degree is a class B felony.
 
S 130.52 Forcible touching.
 A   person   is   guilty   of   forcible touching when such person intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly touches the
sexual or other intimate parts of another person for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person; or for the purpose of gratifying the actor's sexual desire.  For   the   purposes of this section, forcible touching includes squeezing, grabbing or pinching.
 Forcible touching is a class A misdemeanor.
 
S 130.53 Persistent sexual abuse.
 A person is guilty of persistent sexual abuse when he or she commits the crime of forcible touching, as defined in section 130.52 of this article, sexual abuse in the third degree, as defined in section 130.55
of this article, or sexual abuse in the second degree, as defined in section 130.60 of this article, and, within the previous ten year
period, has been convicted two or more times, in separate criminal transactions for which sentence was imposed on separate occasions, of forcible touching, as defined in section 130.52 of this article, sexual abuse in the third degree as defined in section 130.55 of this article, sexual abuse in the second degree, as defined in section 130.60 of this article, or any offense defined in this article, of which the commission or attempted commission thereof is a felony.
 Persistent sexual abuse is a class E felony.
 
S 130.55 Sexual abuse in the third degree.
 A person is guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree when he or she subjects another person to sexual contact without the latter`s consent; except that in any prosecution under this section, it is an affirmative defense that (a) such other person`s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than seventeen years old, and (b) such other person was more than fourteen years old, and (c) the defendant was less than five years older than such other person.
 Sexual abuse in the third degree is a class B misdemeanor.
 
S 130.60 Sexual abuse in the second degree.
 A person is guilty of sexual abuse in the second degree when he or she subjects another person to sexual contact and when such other person is:
 1. Incapable of consent by reason of some factor other than being less than seventeen years old; or
 2. Less than fourteen years old.
 Sexual abuse in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.
 
S 130.65 Sexual abuse in the first degree.
 A person is guilty of sexual abuse in the first degree when he or she subjects another person to sexual contact:
 1. By forcible compulsion; or
 2. When the other person is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless; or
 3. When the other person is less than eleven years old; or
 4. When the other person is less than thirteen years old and the actor is twenty-one years old or older.
 * NB Effective November 1, 2011
 Sexual abuse in the first degree is a class D felony.
 
S 130.65-a Aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree.
 1. A person is guilty of aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree when:
 (a) He or she inserts a foreign object in the vagina, urethra, penis or rectum of another person and the other person is incapable of consent by reason of some factor other than being less than seventeen years old; or
 (b) He or she inserts a finger in the vagina, urethra, penis or rectum of another person causing physical injury to such person and such person is incapable of consent by reason of some factor other than being less than seventeen years old.
 2. Conduct performed for a valid medical purpose does not violate the provisions of this section.
 Aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree is a class E felony.
 
S 130.66 Aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree.
 1. A person is guilty of aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree when he inserts a foreign object in the vagina, urethra, penis or rectum of another person:
 (a) By forcible compulsion; or
 (b) When the other person is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless; or
 (c) When the other person is less than eleven years old.
 2. A person is guilty of aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree when he or she inserts a foreign object in the vagina, urethra, penis or rectum of another person causing physical injury to such person and such person is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally disabled or mentally incapacitated.
 3. Conduct performed for a valid medical purpose does not violate the provisions of this section.
 Aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree is a class D felony.
 
S 130.67 Aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree.
 1. A person is guilty of aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree when he inserts a finger in the vagina, urethra, penis, or rectum of another person causing physical injury to such person:
 (a) By forcible compulsion; or
 (b) When the other person is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless; or
 (c) When the other person is less than eleven years old.
 2. Conduct performed for a valid medical purpose does not violate the provisions of this section.
 Aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree is a class C felony.
 
S 130.70 Aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree.
 1. A person is guilty of aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree when he inserts a foreign object in the vagina, urethra, penis or rectum of another person causing physical injury to such person:
 (a) By forcible compulsion; or
 (b) When the other person is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless; or
 (c) When the other person is less than eleven years old.
 2. Conduct performed for a valid medical purpose does not violate the provisions of this section.
 Aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree is a class B felony.
 
S 130.75 Course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree.
 1. A person is guilty of course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree when, over a period of time not less than three months in duration:
 (a) he or she engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct, which includes at least one act of sexual intercourse, deviate sexual
intercourse or aggravated sexual contact, with a child less than eleven years old; or
 (b) he or she, being eighteen years old or more, engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct, which includes at least one act of sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse or aggravated sexual contact, with a child less than thirteen years old.
 2. A person may not be subsequently prosecuted for any other sexual offense involving the same victim unless the other charged offense occurred outside the time period charged under this section.
 Course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree is a class B felony.
 
S 130.80 Course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree.
 1. A person is guilty of course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree when, over a period of time not less than three months in duration:
 (a) he or she engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child less than eleven years old; or
 (b) he or she, being eighteen years old or more, engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child less than thirteen years old.
 2. A person may not be subsequently prosecuted for any other sexual offense involving the same victim unless the other charged offense occurred outside the time period charged under this section.
 Course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree is a class D felony.
 
S 130.85 Female genital mutilation.
 1. A person is guilty of female genital mutilation when:
 (a) a person knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of another person who has not reached eighteen years of age; or
 (b) being a parent, guardian or other person legally responsible and charged with the care or custody of a child less than eighteen years old, he or she knowingly consents to the circumcision, excision or infibulation of whole or part of such child`s labia majora or labia minora or clitoris.
 2. Such circumcision, excision, or infibulation is not a violation of this section if such act is:
 (a) necessary to the health of the person on whom it is performed, and is performed by a person licensed in the place of its performance as a medical practitioner; or
 (b) performed on a person in labor or who has just given birth and is performed for medical purposes connected with that labor or birth by a person licensed in the place it is performed as a medical practitioner, midwife, or person in training to become such a practitioner or midwife.
 3. For the purposes of paragraph (a) of subdivision two of this section, no account shall be taken of the effect on the person on whom
such procedure is to be performed of any belief on the part of that or any other person that such procedure is required as a matter of custom or ritual.
 Female genital mutilation is a class E felony.
 
S 130.90 Facilitating a sex offense with a controlled substance.
 A person is guilty of facilitating a sex offense with a controlled
substance when he or she:
 1. knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance and administers such substance to another person without such person`s consent and with intent to commit against such person conduct constituting a felony defined in this article; and
 2. commits or attempts to commit such conduct.
 Facilitating a sex offense with a controlled substance is a class D felony.
 
§ 130.91 Sexually motivated felony.
 1. A person commits a sexually motivated felony when he or she commits a specified offense for the purpose, in whole or substantial part, of his or her own direct sexual gratification.
 2. A "specified offense" is a felony offense defined by any of the following provisions of this chapter: assault in the second degree as
defined in section 120.05, assault in the first degree as defined in section 120.10, gang assault in the second degree as defined in section 120.06, gang assault in the first degree as defined in section 120.07, stalking in the first degree as defined in section 120.60, manslaughter in the second degree as defined in subdivision one of section 125.15, manslaughter in the first degree as defined in section 125.20, murder in the second degree as defined in section 125.25, aggravated murder as defined in section 125.26, murder in the first degree as defined in section 125.27, kidnapping in the second degree as defined in section 135.20, kidnapping in the first degree as defined in section 135.25, burglary in the third degree as defined in section 140.20, burglary in the second degree as defined in section 140.25, burglary in the first degree as defined in section 140.30, arson in the second degree as defined in section 150.15, arson in the first degree as defined in section 150.20, robbery in the third degree as defined in section 160.05, robbery in the second degree as defined in section 160.10, robbery in the first degree as defined in section 160.15, promoting prostitution in the second degree as defined in section 230.30, promoting prostitution in the first degree as defined in section 230.32,
compelling prostitution as defined in section 230.33, disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree  as defined in section
235.22, use of a child in a sexual performance as defined in section 263.05, promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child as defined in section 263.10, promoting a sexual performance by a child as defined in section 263.15, or any felony attempt or conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing offenses.
 
S 130.92 Sentencing.
 1. When a person is convicted of a sexually motivated felony pursuant to this article, and the specified felony is a violent felony offense, as defined in section 70.02 of this chapter, the sexually motivated felony shall be deemed a violent felony offense.
 2. When a person is convicted of a sexually motivated felony pursuant to this article, the sexually motivated felony shall be deemed to be the same offense level as the specified offense the defendant committed.
 3. Persons convicted of a sexually motivated felony as defined in section 130.91 of this article, must be sentenced in accordance with the provisions of section 70.80 of this chapter.
 
S 130.95 Predatory sexual assault.
 A person is guilty of predatory sexual assault when he or she commits the crime of rape in the first degree, criminal sexual act in the first degree, aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree, or course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, as defined in this article, and when:
 1. In the course of the commission of the crime or the immediate flight therefrom, he or she:
 (a) Causes serious physical injury to the victim of such crime; or
 (b) Uses or threatens the immediate use of a dangerous instrument; or
 2. He or she has engaged in conduct constituting the crime of rape in the first degree, criminal sexual act in the first degree, aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree, or course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, as defined in this article, against one or more additional persons; or
 3. He or she has previously been subjected to a conviction for a felony defined in this article, incest as defined in section 255.25 of
this chapter or use of a child in a sexual performance as defined in section 263.05 of this chapter.
 Predatory sexual assault is a class A-II felony.
 
S 130.96 Predatory sexual assault against a child.
 A person is guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child when, being eighteen years old or more, he or she commits the crime of rape in the first degree, criminal sexual act in the first degree, aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree, or course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, as defined in this article, and the victim is less than thirteen years old.
 Predatory sexual assault against a child is a class A-II felony.
 
New York State Domestic Violence Laws and Penalties: Domestic violence is dealt with under the penal law based upon the type of conduct (stalking, harassment assault, etc.) It doesn’t have a separate specific law.
 
Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA)
The Sex Offender Registration Act requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to maintain a Sex Offender Registry. The Registry contains information on sex offenders classified according to their risk of reoffending: low-risk (Level 1), moderate-risk (Level 2) and high-risk (Level 3). The Act requires that the Division also maintain a Subdirectory of Level 3 Sex Offenders. The DCJS Sex Offender Registry site may be found on the web and contains their Subdirectory of Level 3 Sex Offenders as well as other information regarding New York State's Sex Offender Registry.
 
Sex offenders registered in New York are now required to notify the Registry of any institution of higher education at which he or she is, or expects to be, whether for compensation or not, enrolled, attending or employed, and whether such sex offender resides or expects to reside in a facility operated by the institution. Changes in status at the institution of higher education must also be reported to the Registry no later than ten days after such change. The College shall comply with federal and state law concerning the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), and should the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee be informed that a student is listed as part of a sex offender registry, the College reserves the right to take immediate action, to include temporary suspension pending a College administrative hearing. The College also reserves the right to take immediate action, to include the right to suspend or dismiss the student from the College where the student represents a risk to the health, safety or welfare of the community, or to any person or property. Registry information can be accessed in several ways:
 
Telephone:Information about offenders of all risk levels, including those whose risk levels are pending, is available by calling 1- 800-262-3257. Callers must have an individual’s name and one of the following – an exact address, date of birth, driver’s license number, or Social Security number – to learn if the individual is on the Registry.
 
Internet: Information regarding high risk sex offenders (Level 3) may be accessed through the DCJS (Division of Criminal Justice Services) website: www.criminaljustice.state.ny.us/nsor/.
 
Local Police Department:Each month, local police agencies receive updated copies of the Subdirectory of High-Risk (Level 3) Sex Offenders, which lists all level 3 offenders in New York State. The Subdirectory is made available for review by the general public, along with photographs of those offenders. Contact your local police agency for further information. In the Town of Colonie, the town in which Siena College is located, one should contact the Colonie Police Department at 783-2811. Their investigative division has access to the Subdirectory and can supply information relative to any registered sex offenders in the vicinity of Siena College.
 
Siena College Public Safety maintains on their website a listing of any registered sexual offenders reported to the College as being enrolled, attending or employed at the College. If additional information is needed, contact Siena College Public Safety at 518-783-2376.