Nouchie Vellon is a convicted rapist featured as a person in need of sympathy and support by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.  We have no further details about his crime.  However, this is the definition of first degree rape in New York:
§ 130.35 Rape in the first degree.
A person is guilty of rape in the first degree when he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person:
1. By forcible compulsion; or
2. Who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless; or
3. Who is less than eleven years old; or
4. Who is less than thirteen years old and the actor is eighteen years old or more.