- An French father has been given three months in jail for feeding his two children a diet of Coca-Cola and cake, according to multiple outlets.
- The horrific diet was described in court in Limoges, France, where the main was reportedly jailed for neglecting his children, aged three and four.
- Prosecutors said the boys slept on one bare mattress, had no fridge, were the subjects of violence, and had no toys.
- The boys are reportedly now in foster care and going through psychological assessments.
A father in France was reportedly jailed for feeding his children a diet consisting almost wholly of Coca-Cola and cake, according to multiple outlets.
Prosecutor Bruno Robinet said, according to Le Figaro: “In the apartment there was nothing, no fridge, the children slept on a mattress without a blanket and there were no toys.”
He also said: “Their father fed them with cakes and Coke, they were completely on their own, ” Toulouse newspaper La Dépêche reported on Thursday.
French Social services took the boys from their home after their came to light, Le Figaro said.
The paper said the boys are now both in foster care and are eating a standard diet including meat and vegetables.
The father couldn’t read, write, or count, and didn’t know how serious the situation was, said Carole Papon, a representative of victim-aid group Victims 87, Agence France-Presse reported.
“Within a few days of welfare payments being made the family had nothing to eat and only had Coca-Cola to drink,” she said.
The eldest child had seven sugar-rotten teeth removed, and the second child has not spoken a word since authorities found them, AFP said.
Prosecutors say the father spent almost all his money on alcohol at the beginning of every month, and was violent towards his family, AFP reported.
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