State v. Sher

In State v. Sher, 188 Conn. 565, 569, 452 A.2d 115 (1982), the Court agreed with the trial court's denial of the defendant's request for youthful offender status. The defendant, a sixteen-year-old youth, had been charged with the crimes of sexual assault in the first degree, sexual assault in the second degree and risk of injury to a child. The trial court stated that the defendant had been "'charged with an horrendous sexual offense'" and that it could use its discretion to deny youthful offender status. Id., 568. On appeal, our Supreme Court held that the court's denial did not constitute an abuse of discretion due to the horrendous nature of the crime. Id., 569.