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After a jury trial, Petitioner was convicted of sexual assault in the first degree and risk of injury to a child. The Appellate Court affirmed the convictions on direct appeal. Petitioner later sought habeas relief, claiming that his appellate counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to investigate Petitioner’s claims that he had a history of sexually transmitted diseases and to introduce evidence concerning whether the victim had contracted any such diseases. The habeas court rejected Petitioner’s claim. The Appellate Court affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Petitioner failed to demonstrate that he was prejudiced by any deficiency in counsel’s performance.