State v. Ouellette

In State v. Ouellette, 190 Conn. 84, 103, 459 A.2d 1005 (1983), the trial court precluded the defense from questioning a sexual assault victim regarding her past failure to file complaints of similar sexual misconduct against others. State v. Ouellette, supra, 190 Conn. 103. The Court concluded that "the prevention, throughout the trial of a criminal case, of all inquiry in fields where cross-examination is appropriate, and particularly in circumstances where the excluded questions have a bearing on credibility and on the commission by the accused of the acts relied upon for conviction, passes the proper limits of discretion and is prejudicial error." Id.