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Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion

by Booth, George


SC20031 - State v. Elmer G. (Sexual assault second degree; risk of injury to child; criminal violation of restraining order; certification from Appellate Court; "A jury found the defendant, Elmer G., guilty of several offenses stemming from the sexual assault of his minor daughter, including three counts of criminal violation of a restraining order in violation of General Statutes ยง 53a-223b. The Appellate Court upheld his convictions. State v. Elmer G., 176 Conn. App. 343, 383, 170 A.3d 749 (2017). On further appeal to this court, the defendant claims that the state presented insufficient evidence to convict him of any of the counts of criminal violation of a restraining order. In addition, he claims that he was deprived of a fair trial as a result of certain improprieties committed by the prosecutor. We disagree with both claims and affirm the judgment of the Appellate Court.")