2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 53a-194. Obscenity: Class B misdemeanor.

Sec. 53a-194. Obscenity: Class B misdemeanor. (a) A person is guilty of obscenity when, knowing its content and character, he promotes, or possesses with intent to promote, any obscene material or performance.

(b) Obscenity is a class B misdemeanor.

(1969, P.A. 828, S. 196.)

State has burden of presenting evidence of contemporary community standards in prosecution for obscenity, except where performance is so offensive that no conceivable community standard would permit it. 174 C. 46. Cited. 193 C. 612, 614, 618, 623.

Cited. 28 CA 91, 102.

Connecticut's obscenity statute is not so vague or overly broad as to violate federal standards. This section is presently immune from attack upon the grounds of vagueness or overbreadth at the federal level. 32 CS 639, 646. Cited. 33 CS 681. Cited. 38 CS 570.

Cited. 6 Conn. Cir. Ct. 656.

Subsec. (a):

Cited. 193 C. 612, 616.

Cited. 38 CS 570, 572.

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