In the Matter of Dylan C.

A child who wandered off the grounds of the nonsecure facility to which he or


Respondent Dylan C. ran out the door of the non-secure

juvenile detention facility to which he had been remanded pending

his adjudication upon a juvenile delinquency petition. For

absconding, he was charged in a second juvenile delinquency

petition with the commission of acts which, if performed by an

adult, would constitute the crime of escape in the second degree

(Penal Law § 205.10 [1]), a class E felony. Family Court granted

respondent's motion to dismiss the petition alleging escape upon

the ground that elopement1 from a non-secure facility did not

fall within the proscription of the felony escape statute relied

upon by the presentment agency (20 Misc 3d 942 [Fam Ct, Kings

County 2008]). The Appellate Division in a thorough and

thoughtful opinion affirmed, essentially upon the same ground (69

AD3d 127 [2d Dept 2009]), and we, having agreed to review the

Appellate Division's decision and order (14 NY3d 710 [2010]),

now, also affirm.

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