People v. Salcedo

Decision Date16 December 1983
Citation470 N.Y.S.2d 58,98 A.D.2d 961
PartiesPEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Mario Santiago SALCEDO, Appellant.
CourtNew York Supreme Court — Appellate Division

Edward J. Nowak by Peter Braun, Rochester, for appellant.

Howard R. Relin, Dist. Atty. by William Brongo, Rochester, for respondent.

Before HANCOCK, J.P., and DOERR, GREEN, O'DONNELL and MOULE, JJ.

MEMORANDUM:

The trial court's exclusion of defendant's family during the testimony of the complainant at defendant's trial on the charge of rape in the first degree did not constitute an abuse of discretion. Here the trial judge, having presided over defendant's pre-trial hearings, knew of the embarrassing and sensitive nature of the complainant's testimony. The court closed the courtroom only during the victim's testimony for her psychological well-being as well as to foster the truth discovery process (see People v. Glover, 60 N.Y.2d 783, 469 N.Y.S.2d 677, 457 N.E.2d 783 [1983]; People v. Joseph, 59 N.Y.2d 496, 465 N.Y.S.2d 915, 452 N.E.2d 1243; People v. Jones, 82 A.D.2d 674, 442 N.Y.S.2d 999, mot. for lv. to app. den., 55 N.Y.2d 751, 447 N.Y.S.2d 1034, 431 N.E.2d 982). Moreover, we note that defendant made no request for a hearing and voiced only a general objection to the court's ruling (see People v. Pollock, 50 N.Y.2d 547, 550, 429 N.Y.S.2d 628, 407 N.E.2d 472; People v. Dawson, 84 A.D.2d 957, 444 N.Y.S.2d 333). Defendant's claim regarding alleged error in the court's charge on intent was not preserved for review (People v. Thomas, 50 N.Y.2d 467, 473, 429 N.Y.S.2d 584, 407 N.E.2d 430).

Judgment unanimously affirmed.

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