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.
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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.