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The father of two boys, aged three and four, has been jailed in France for rotting their teeth by feeding them just cake and coke.

The dad gave the youngsters nearly exclusively on Coca-Cola and spent all the family’s welfare money on booze, shares Daily Mail.

He was described as violent towards his wife and children and was jailed for three months today in the city of Limoges, central France.

A lawyer acting for the children said the man could not read or write and left the boys sleeping on a mattress without covers and there were no toys in the flat.

One of the brothers was said to not have started speaking at age three, while the other had to have seven sugar-rotted teeth removed.

The youngest boy who was left in an almost mute state as well as his older brother will undergo psychological and medical examinations, French media reported.

Limoges Criminal Court found he had failed to meet his obligations as a parent between 2016 and 2018.

Carole Papon, a legal representative of the association French Victims 87, said the father, who can ‘neither read, nor write, nor count, doesn’t realise the seriousness of the situation and spent all his welfare money on alcohol.

Within a few days of welfare payments being made ‘the family had nothing to eat. They only had Coca-Cola to drink,’ she added.

Both children have been taken into care and placed with fosters homes where they have been introduced to meat and vegetables.

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  • Poor kids that aweful

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  • Those poor kids ! I hope the get taken away from him and find a loving family to look after them

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  • that man should lose his children permanently. Some people should not have kids.

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  • Well the headline fir this story was a bit misleading. Yeah he was jailed, but for more serious issues then just feeding the kids cake and Coke. Sounds like yet another person who should never have become a parent

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  • I hope these children have a better upbringing in the foster system than the introduction to life provided by this parent

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  • Dad needs help mentally. Poor family are better away from him. Hope the kids are okay.

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  • If that really was all then it is very negligent.

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  • Hope the two boys will be okay. Even if the Dad can’t read, write or count is no excuse to spend all the welfare money on alcohol and not feed the family.

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  • Very sad but a little strange – Coke’s not cheap. Surely if he’d spent all the money he’d just make them drink free water out of the tap!

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  • So he was jailed for the coke and cake as much as the general severe neglect?

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  • Those poor children I hope they are in a much better situation now and are able to move on from this.

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  • A terrible situation for the family and glad the children are now getting care and nutrition. No mention of mum and the violence she endured? A family that need support and care for sure.

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  • I don’t think a jail sentence is the right consequence, removing the children from his care is.
    Some people are unable to parent due to their own problems. Lack of education might also indicate this man is not the smartest, what makes him more prone to alcohol misuse.

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  • A very horrible situation all round – both for the father and his children and quite probably the mother of his children.


    • It is a dreadful situation and communities need to be more alert and aware of these things early on – early intervention is critical.

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  • How sad for those poor children. But i also feel for the father having never been educated and having no idea how to look after them properly.

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