The test for admissibility in the 2008 Connecticut Supreme Court case of State v. DeJesus requires a showing that the prior misconduct evidence is relevant to demonstrate the defendant's propensity to engage in the sexual acts charged and that its probative value is not outweighed by its prejudicial effect; it does not require a showing that the prior misconduct in fact occurred or that such evidence satisfy a heightened standard of reliability.
State v. Allen
Connecticut Appellate Court
February 4, 2013
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