State v. Perruccio

In State v. Perruccio, 192 Conn. 154, 162, 471 A.2d 632, appeal dismissed, 469 U.S. 801, 105 S. Ct. 55, 83 L. Ed. 2d 6 (1984), the Court held that "when a person legally capable consents to or initiates sexual contact and activity, the case law and statute itself provide no fair warning or notice of statutory prohibition." Id., 165. The court ordered a new trial because the jury was not instructed that consent was a defense to the risk of injury charge and because the facts of that case were open to the interpretation that the victim did in fact consent to sexual activity with the defendant. Id., 165-66.