CT Supreme Court overturns conviction for sexual assault of woman with intellect of 3-year-old who cannot talk
The state Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a Bridgeport man who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a severely handicapped woman.
The woman, who was not identified in court, has severe cerebral palsy, has the intellectual functional equivalent of a 3-year-old and cannot verbally communicate, according to court documents.
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The ruling centers around the state proving that the victim was physically helpless at the time of the attack, which is defined as ‘‘unconscious or for any other reason is physically unable to communicate
unwillingness to an act."However, defense lawyers argued that there was evidence she could communicate by biting, kicking, screaming and gesturing.