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Court Seeks to Raise Defendant’s Sex Crime Offender Level


This is a case being heard in the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Kings County. The case involves the people of the state of New York versus Alexis Liston.


This is an instant action brought forth against the defendant to raise his level of sex crime offender from level one to level two.

Case Background

A New York Drug Crime Lawyer said that on the 19th of February in the year 1999, the defendant, Alexis Liston, plead guilty to a count of first degree sexual abuse and to endangering the welfare of a child. The charges of the case involved a relationship of a two year period with the defendant and his half-sister who is younger. The relationship occurred while the defendant was 16 to 18 years of age and the victim was 7 to 9 years of age. A New York Drug Possession Lawyer said the defendant forced his half sister to repeatedly have sexual intercourse with him, including oral and anal sex. After the defendant had forced the victim to have sex with him he would then threaten to kill her if she told anyone about it.

In October of 1998, the victim came forward to her mother and told her about the relationship. The defendant was then arrested and charged with first degree rape, sexual conduct against a child, third degree incest, first degree sexual abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child. A Nassau County Drug Possession Lawyer said he informed the court that the reason that he did it was to get back at his stepmother and father. The defendant was sentenced to six months incarceration followed by five years of probation. He was then assigned as a level one sex offender.

Since this time the defendant has had additional run-ins with the law. This includes being convicted of possession of burglar’s tools in November of 2000, which resulted in a sentencing of 10 days in jail. He was convicted of criminal mischief in January of 2001 and was incarcerated for a year. In January of 2002 he was convicted for being in possession of stolen property and sentenced to one and half to three year’s incarceration. In the spring of 2007 he was convicted of criminal mischief in the 4th degree and then in the fall of 2007 was convicted of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Instant Matter

In this case the defendant has been charged with rape in the 3rd degree, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts in the 3rd degree, sexual abuse in the 3rd degree, and endangering the welfare of a child. A Queens Drug Possession Lawyer said these charges all stem from a relationship between the 29 year old defendant and a 16 year old victim. It is alleged that from March to July of the year 2009, the defendant engaged in intercourse, anal sex, and oral sex, with the victim who was a minor. The defendant was arrested when the victim informed one of her friends of the relationship.

A trial was held in the case and the defendant was found guilty. He has not been sentenced in this case.

Court Decision

Based on the facts of the case and the criminal record of the defendant, the court rules to raise the sex offender level of the defendant from a level one to a level two.

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