State v. Jason B.

CT Supreme Court

248 Conn. 543; 729 A.2d 760 (1999)

May 4 1999


Defendant had been convicted of statutory rape. On the date of the incident, the victim, born on August 16, 1980, was fourteen years old. The defendant, born on May 9, 1978, was sixteen. The Supreme Court found that, at the time of the incident, the defendant was ‘more than two years older’ than the victim even though the defendant was not more than two calendar years older than the victim. Thus, the any sexual relations with the victim constituted statutory rape under Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-71(a)(1). The court also rejected the defendant’s argument that, due to the absence of judicial decisions construing the phrase ‘two years older,’ the law is void for vagueness.

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