A teacher could not have been on notice that his cheek-pinching and nick name-calling behavior towards his student could amount to child abuse within the meaning of C.G.S. §46b-120(3) as interpreted by the Department of Children and Families' regulations and, under the facts, C.G.S. §46b-120(3) was unconstitutionally vague as applied to the teacher's conduct.
Frank v. Department of Children and Families
Connecticut Appellate Court
March 21, 2012