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Connecticut Child Pornography Law
 
MICHAEL MISENTI v. COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTION

The petitioner, Michael Misenti, appeals from the judgment of the habeas court denying his petition for a writ of habeas corpus. On appeal, the petitionerclaimsthatthecourt(1)abuseditsdiscretion in denying certification to appeal from the determinationthatRichardGrabow, thepetitioner’strialcounsel, hadnotrenderedineffectiveassistance,and(2)improperly denied the motion to withdraw from the case fil... More...   $0 (06-07-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. GEORGE MICHAEL LENIART

The defendant, George Michael Leniart, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of murder in violation of General Statutes § 53a-54a (a),1 and three counts of capital felony in violation of General Statutes (Rev. to 1995) § 53a54b (5), (7) and (9), as amended by Public Acts 1995, No. 95-16, § 4.2 The defendant claims that the evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a... More...   $0 (06-07-2016 - CT)

In re Oreoluwa O.

In this certified appeal,1 we must decide whether the Appellate Court properly affirmed the judgment of the trial court terminating the parental rights of the respondent father, Olusegun O., as to his minor son, Oreoluwa O.2 See In re Oreoluwa O., 157 Conn. App. 490, 116 A.3d 400 (2015). On appeal, the respondent asserts, inter alia, that the Appellate Court improperlyaffirmedthejudgmentofthetria... More...   $0 (06-01-2016 - CT)

United States v. Ganias

In August 2003, agents of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division
(“Army CID”) received an anonymous tip that Industrial Property Management
(“IPM”), a company providing security for and otherwise maintaining a
government-owned property in Stratford, Connecticut, pursuant to an Army
contract, had engaged in misconduct in connection with that work. In particular,
the... More...
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. CHRISTOPHER TIERINNI

The defendant, Christopher Tierinni, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of four counts of sexual assault in the second degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-71 (a) (1) and three counts of risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (2). On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) he was denied his federal and state constitutional r... More...   $0 (05-23-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. WILLIAM CASTILLO

The defendant, William Castillo, appealsfromthejudgmentofconviction,renderedafter a jury trial, of attempt to commit robbery in the first degree in violation of General Statutes §§ 53a-49 and 53a-134 (a) (3), and attempt to commit robbery in the second degree in violation of General Statutes §§ 53a49 and 53a-135 (a) (1) (A). The defendant, who was nearly seventeen years old at the time of his arr... More...   $0 (05-18-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. PATRICK JAMES CANNON

.Thedefendantappealsfromthejudgment ofconviction,renderedafteratrialbeforeathreejudge court(panel),ofmurderinviolationofGeneralStatutes § 53a-54a (a) and tampering with evidence in violation of General Statutes § 53a-155 (a). On appeal, the defendant claims that the panel improperly concluded that hehadfailedtoprovehisaffirmativedefenseofextreme emotional disturbance by a fair preponderance of the... More...   $0 (05-07-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. CARLOS C.*

The defendant, Carlos C., appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a trial to the court, of one count of sexual assault in the first degree inviolationofGeneralStatutes§ 53a-70,andtwocounts of risk of injury to a child, one pursuant to General Statutes § 53a-21 (a) (1) and one pursuant to § 53a-21 (a) (2). On appeal, the defendant claims (1) that there wasinsufficientevidencetosupp... More...   $0 (04-25-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. BLAKE WARNER

The defendant, Blake Warner, appeals from the denial of his motion to withdraw his guilty pleas, made pursuant to Practice Book § 39-27 (4),1 and his request for an evidentiary hearing. Specifically, the defendant claims that the court should have conducted an evidentiary hearing to determine if his counsel,AttorneyFrankRiccio,Jr.,providedineffective assistancebyfailingtoconductanindependentinvest... More...   $0 (04-25-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. RALPH B.*

Thedefendant,RalphB.,appealsfrom the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, ofattempttocommitassaultinthefirstdegreeinviolation of General Statutes §§ 53a-49 and 53a-59 (a) (1), unlawful restraint in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-95 (a), strangulation in the second degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-64bb (a), and risk of injury to a child in viola... More...   $0 (04-24-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. JAVIER R. MONGE

The defendant, Javier R. Monge, appealsfromthejudgmentsofthetrialcourtdismissing hispostsentencingmotiontovacatehisguiltypleasand to open the judgments of conviction. The dispositive issue is whether the court properly concluded that it lacked jurisdiction to consider the merits of that motion. We answer that query in the affirmative and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court. The fo... More...   $0 (04-24-2016 - CT)

United States of America v. Bradley W. Pattee

In April 2012, after using a peer-to-peer file sharing program to retrieve
images constituting child pornography from an IP address associated with
Pattee, law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant for Pattee’s residence.
During the ensuing search Pattee admitted to an officer that he had downloaded
and viewed child pornography. The authorities ultimately recovered over... More...
   $0 (04-22-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. LONNIE DUNBAR

The defendant, John Marshall Spence, appeals from the trial court’s judgment of conviction, renderedafterajurytrial,ofpossessionofchildpornographyinthefirstdegreeinviolationofGeneralStatutes § 53a-196d(a)(1).1 Onappeal,thedefendantclaimsthat the trial court committed error by (1) ‘‘denying the defendant’s motion to suppress his statements’’ made to the police prior to his formal arrest; (2) ‘‘giv... More...   $0 (04-22-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. DEMETRIOS KEHAYIAS

The defendant, Demetrios Kehayias, appeals from the judgments of conviction, rendered after a bench trial, of one count each of disorderly conduct in violation of General Statutes § 53a-182; risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 5321; criminal violation of a protective order in violation of General Statutes § 53a-223; and reckless endangerment in the first degree in violatio... More...   $0 (04-17-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. ANTHONY D., SR.

The sole issue in this certified appeal1 is whether, under the facts of the present case, the trial courtproperly denied the oral motion of the defendant, Anthony D., Sr., to withdraw his guilty plea due to ineffective assistance of counsel without conducting a further inquiry into the underlying basis of his motion. The defendant appeals fromthe judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the trial... More...   $0 (04-11-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. WANTO POLYNICE

The defendant, Wanto Polynice, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered following a jury trial, of sexual assault in the second degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-71 (a) (2).1 The defendantclaimsthatthiscourtshouldreversehisconviction and remand the case for a new trial because (1) he did not receive effective assistance from his trial counsel, (2) the trial court improperly ex... More...   $0 (03-28-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. RICHARD BRUNDAGE

Both issues in this certified appeal centerontheclaimofthedefendant,RichardBrundage, that thestate is precludedfrom filing asubstitute information bringing new charges against him following his partially successful appeal challenging his convictions onchargesthatweredeterminedtobetimebarred.The defendant appeals from the judgment of the Appellate Court, which concluded that the trial court imprope... More...   $0 (03-16-2016 - CT)

United States of America v. Shawn Hill

New Haven Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SHAWN HILL, 32, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 72 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm.
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   $0 (03-11-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. JONATHAN MILLER

The defendant, Jonathan Miller, appealsfromthejudgmentofconviction,renderedafter a jury trial, of assault in the third degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-61 (a) (1), and two counts of breach of the peace in the second degree in violation ofGeneralStatutes§ 53a-181(a)(1)and(2).1Onappeal, the defendant claims that the court violated his right to a fair trial by denying his challenge for c... More...   $0 (03-07-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. JOSUE RODRIGUEZ

When a criminal defendant has been found to have violated the terms of his probation on the basis of allegations that he has committed a new crime while on probation, his appeal from the finding of violation of probation, contending that there was insufficient evidence for the trial court to conclude that he committed the new crime, is rendered moot if, subsequent to that finding, he either plead... More...   $0 (03-07-2016 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. RUBEN ROMAN

This direct appeal,following an inquiry into allegations of juror misconduct, comes to us almost sixteen years after the defendant, Ruben Roman, was convicted of murder in violation of General Statutes (Rev. to 1997) § 53a-54a, assault in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-59 (a) (1), criminal possession of a pistol in violation of General Statutes (Rev. to 1997) § 53a-217c (a... More...   $0 (02-08-2016 - CT)

State Of Connecticut v. Acosta

The defendant, Roberto Acosta, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of one count of sexual assault in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-70 (a) (2), one count of risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (1), and one count of risk of injury to a child in violation of § 53-21 (a) (2). The charges arose from an incid... More...   $0 (01-25-2016 - CT)

Hickey v. Commissioner of Correction

The respondent, the Commissioner of Correction, appeals after the habeas court granted his petitionforcertificationtoappealfromthecourt’sjudgmentgrantingtheamendedpetitionforawritofhabeas corpus filed by the petitioner, Denis Hickey. On appeal the respondent claims, in part, that the habeas court improperly determined that the petitioner was prejudiced by the legal representation provided him by t... More...   $0 (01-19-2016 - CT)

State Of Connecticut v. Ralph B.

.Thedefendant,RalphB.,appealsfrom the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, ofattempttocommitassaultinthefirstdegreeinviolation of General Statutes §§ 53a-49 and 53a-59 (a) (1), unlawful restraint in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-95 (a), strangulation in the second degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-64bb (a), and risk of injury to a child in viol... More...   $0 (01-19-2016 - CT)

State Of Connecticut v. Palencia

The defendant, Jorge Carrillo Palencia, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a court trial, of one count of risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (1). On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) the evidence adduced at trial was insufficient to sustain his convictionand(2)thecourtimproperlydismissedhispostsentencing motion to open the judgment of c... More...   $0 (01-19-2016 - CT)

State Of Connecticut v. Kehayias

The defendant, Demetrios Kehayias, appeals from the judgments of conviction, rendered after a bench trial, of one count each of disorderly conduct in violation of General Statutes § 53a-182; risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 5321; criminal violation of a protective order in violation of General Statutes § 53a-223; and reckless endangerment in the first degree in violati... More...   $0 (01-04-2016 - CT)

State Of Connecticut v. Santiago

Vengeance has no place in the orderly administration of justice by a civilized society. It certainly can never serve as the justification for the death penalty in today's world. My review of the text and legislative history of the public act under consideration, No. 12-5 of the 2012 Public Acts (P.A. 12-5), leads me to the inescapable conclusion that vengeance was the motivating factor underlying ... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - CT)

State Of Connecticut v. Santiago

Defendant was found guilty of capital felony and sentenced to death. While Defendant’s appeal was pending, the legislature passed Public Act 12-5, which repealed the death penalty for all crimes committed on or after April 25, 2012. On June 12, 2012, the Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s judgment of conviction but reversed his death sentence and remanded for a new penalty phase hearing, concludin... More...   $0 (11-30-2015 - CT)

Michael T. v. Commissioner of Correction

The sole issue in this certified appeal is whether counsel representingthe petitioner, Michael T.,1 at his criminal trial rendered ineffective assistance by failing to present certain expert testimony. At trial, the six year old daughter of the petitioner’s former girlfriend accused him of having sexually abused her, and his trial counsel did not present expert testimony regarding the suggestibili... More...   $0 (11-16-2015 - CT)

Tavani v. Riley

The plaintiff, Michael Tavani, appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing his action for adeclaratory judgment. On appeal,the plaintiff claims that the court improperly dismissed his action, sua sponte, on the ground that his case was not justiciable.1 We agree, and reverse the judgment of the trial court. The following facts and procedural history are relevant to the plaintiff’s clai... More...   $0 (10-19-2015 - CT)

State Of Connecticut v. Griswold

The following facts and procedural history are relevant to our resolution of this appeal. The defendant was arrested after the victims, J, age eight, and her sister, A, age ten, accused him of touching them inappropriately at a pool party hosted by their mother, a childhood friend of the defendant. The victims alleged that the defendant exposed his penis to J, touched her vaginaoverherbathingsuit,... More...   $0 (10-13-2015 - CT)

Campos v. Coleman

The named plaintiff, Gregoria Campos, in her individual capacity and in her capacity as administratrix of the estate of her late husband, Jose Mauricio Campos (decedent), and the Campos’ three children, Mauricio Campos, Jose Ernesto Campos and Jose Eduardo Campos(Campos children),brought this action against the defendants, Robert E. Coleman and LQ Management, LLC (LQ Management).2 The plaintiffs a... More...   $0 (09-28-2015 - CT)

Hendricks v. Haydu

The defendant, Sandor Anthony Haydu, appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting in part the motion for modification of child support filed by the plaintiff, Kimberly Hendricks. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court improperly (1) excluded the plaintiff’s bonus income in calculating her gross income when modifying the child support award; (2) failed to deviate from the child sup... More...   $0 (09-26-2015 - CT)

United States of America v. Courtney Byrd, a/k/a "Buck"

Hartford, CT - Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Cocaine Distribution Charge

Courtney Byrd, also known as “Buck,” 31, of Hartford, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of distributing cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

According to court documents and statements made in court, in February and March 2015, BYRD distributed appr... More...
   $0 (08-27-2015 - CT)

State Of Connecticut v. O'Brien-Veader

The principal issue in this appeal requires us to determine when a prosecutor’s apparent breach of a trial court ruling becomes prosecutorial improprietyimplicatingadefendant’sdueprocessright to a fair trial, rather than an evidentiary matter without constitutionalimport.Thedefendant,MatthewO’BrienVeader, appeals1 from the judgment of the trial court, rendered after a jury trial, convicting him o... More...   $0 (08-28-2015 - CT)

In re Santiago G.

The following facts and procedural history are relevant to this appeal. Santiago was born in Guatemala to the respondent on April 18, 2009. He was cared for since his birth, however, by Maria G., an Argentinian citizen and legal permanent resident of the United States who resided in Stamford, and, for some of that time, by Henry L., Maria G.’s husband.1 OnOctober16,2012,thecommissionerfiledamotion... More...   $0 (08-22-2015 - CT)

Orson D. Munn, III v. The Hotchiss School

Cara Munn and her parents brought suit against the Hotchkiss
School after Munn contracted tick‐borne encephalitis on a schoolorganized
trip to China. At trial, a jury found Hotchkiss negligent and
awarded the Munns $41.5 million in damages, $31.5 of which were noneconomic
damages. On appeal, the school argues that it did not have a
legal duty to warn about or protect agai... More...
   $0 (08-03-2015 - CT)

Jacob Doe v. Hartford Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation

A jury found that the defendant, the
Hartford Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation, acted
negligently and recklessly when it assigned Father Ivan
Ferguson, an alcoholic whose admitted acts of child
molestation were understood to be linked to his drinking,
to serve as the director of Saint Mary’s Elementary
School in Derby (Saint Mary’s School), where he sexually
abus... More...
   $0 (06-27-2015 - CT)

State of Connecticut v. C. J. Bryan

Hartford, CT - The State of Connecticut charged C. J. Bryan, age 23, with conspiracy to have his pregnant girlfriend, Shamari Jenkins, age 21, murdered by Matthew Allen Hall-Davis, age 26, who shot and killed her on April 29, 2013. The State produced evidence that Bryan used Jenkins for sex but did not want a long term relationship with her or to have a child with her.

Davis was convict... More...
   $0 (05-29-2015 - CT)

United States of America v. Joseph Rajkumar

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSEPH RAJKUMAR, 44, formerly of Farmington, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of attempted receipt of child pornography. The charge stems from RAJKUMAR’s sexual relationship with a student while he was a teacher at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington.

According to court ... More...
   $0 (11-18-2014 - CT)

 
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