NORWICH – A man charged with a sex crime appeared in county court with his attorney Monday to debate what evidence can be used against him. Dwight K. Stevens is charged with first degree criminal sexual act (a Class B felony) and endangering the welfare of a child (a Class A misdemeanor).
The prosecution moved to present Stevens’ prior convictions to a jury at trial. Stevens has two prior offenses, including a DWI and endangering the welfare of a child. District Attorney Joseph McBride wanted to introduce both prior acts to a jury.