Girl forced to sit 13 hours to finish her Brussels sprouts

Her father has been sentenced to four months community service.
Her father has been sentenced to four months community service. Photo credit: Pixabay

A father has avoided jail after forcing his daughter to sit for 13 hours until she'd eaten all her Brussels sprouts. 

The 42-year-old Canadian reportedly engaged in a heated exchange with the girl in January 2016 before forcing the eight-year-old to sit at the table without access to the bathroom, The Ottawa Citizen reported.

After soiling herself in her chair, the girl was left shivering and suffering from hypothermia, a court heard.

The girl vomited after she eventually agreed to eat the sprouts. It was only then she was allowed to take a shower and go to bed.

The father even left one sprout on the girl's plate for her to finish in the morning.

The father, reportedly a junior college professor in special education, was sentenced to four months' community service and ordered to make a $500 charitable donation.

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