A man convicted of second-degree attempted rape for arranging on the Internet to have sex with an undercover police officer he believed to be a 14-year-old girl has successfully contested New York’s proposed Level 2 sexual-offender risk assessment.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laura A. Ward instead imposed the less restrictive Level 1 assessment, finding that, absent actual sexual contact, defendant Christopher Boncic’s e-mails and text messages did not constitute a “continuing course of sexual misconduct” and the resulting stricter assessment.

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