NORWICH Two sex offenders, one convicted of sodomy in the first degree and the other for possessing child pornography, attended their sex offender risk level determination hearings on Jan. 12 in Chenango County Court.
The risk level determined is based on the court's assessment of whether or not a sex offender is likely to repeat the same or a similar offense and the level of danger they may or may not pose to the community.
Charles C. Moran, 61, was assessed to determine his sex offender risk level based on a sex crime he had previously committed.
Moran was convicted of sodomy in the first degree, a class A felony, in the state of Alabama. He was incarcerated in an Alabama state prison for said crime and later released.
According to Alabama state law, a person commits the crime of sodomy in the first degree if they engage in deviate sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion; or engage in deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated; or being 16 years old or older, engage in deviant sexual intercourse with a person who is less than 12 years old.