Ordered that the order is affirmed insofar as appealed from, without costs or disbursements.
Following a hearing pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law art 6-C, hereinafter SORA), the County Court designated the defendant a level two sex offender, which designation is not in dispute. The sole issue raised on appeal by the defendant is whether he was properly classified as a sexually violent offender.
The defendant was convicted of the crime of rape in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1987, pursuant to Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Annotated, title 18, § 3121 (a) (1). The definition of that crime includes all the essential elements of rape in the first degree as defined in New York State Penal Law § 130.35 (1). Since the crime defined in Penal Law § 130.35 (1) is deemed a "sexually violent offense" for purposes of SORA pursuant to Correction Law § 168-a (3) (a), the County Court properly classified the defendant as a sexually violent offender.