means any contact with the intimate parts of a person not married to the
actor for the purpose of sexual gratification of the actor or for the
purpose of degrading or humiliating such person or any contact of the
intimate parts of the actor with a person not married to the actor for
the purpose of sexual gratification of the actor or for the purpose of
degrading or humiliating such person.
General Statutes § 53a-65 (3) (applies to Part VI: Sex Offenses, §§
53a-67 -- 53a-90a).
"To have 'sexual contact' as defined by the statute it is irrelevant
whether the respondent's contact with the victim was through clothing or
with bare skin." In re Mark. R., 59 Conn. App. 538, 542 (2000);
State v. Eric T., 8 Conn. App. 607, 613 (1986).
marital exemption as a defense to compelled sexual intercourse was
applied to sexual contact in State v. Huey, 1 Conn. App. 724,
730-32 (1984), aff'd on other grounds, 199 Conn. 121 (1986), but the
Appellate Court in State v. Scott, 11 Conn. App. 102, 118 n.6,
cert. denied, 204 Conn. 811 (1987), doubted the propriety of that
On the application of
this definition to § 53-21, Risk of Injury to Minors, see discussion of
State v. James G., 268 Conn. 382, 412-16 (2004) in
to Risk of Injury to a Minor.