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Old 06-14-2014, 03:05 PM
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11 Year Old Fat Kid's Parents Get Arrested for Child Abuse

http://news.sky.com/story/1276875/pa...1-year-old-son

If anyone has any other links to news about this I'd love to find out more. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often tbh. Enough times I've seen parents feeding their gelatinous planets of children nothing but sugary drinks and burgers and thought to myself "How is that not child abuse? You're putting your child's health in serious jeopardy. Not to mention how bullied they're gonna get at school" It's no different from starving them imo.

BTW for the benefit of the Americans and Europeans, a stone is 14lb. So 15 stone is just under 300lb / 135kg.


"The parents of an 11-year-old boy who weighs 15 stone have been arrested on suspicion of neglect for allowing their son to become obese.

The man and woman, who have not been named, were interviewed under caution on the grounds of child cruelty.

The child's mother has claimed the family had been trying to get the boy to lose weight by encouraging him to play more active games on his Wii games console.

She also said her family was predisposed to being overweight.

The woman, from King's Lynn in Norfolk, told The Sun newspaper: "The idea they could take away my son scares me so much.

"His weight isn't that much of a big deal.

"I'm chubby and the whole of my husband's side of the family is big. It's genetics - you can be genetically fat."

Police have defended their decision to arrest the parents, saying officers from the child abuse investigation unit worked closely with health and social services to deal with "sensitive issues such as obesity and neglect of a child".

A spokesman said: "While it is inappropriate to comment on this case specifically, it is important to stress that intervention at this level is very rare and will only occur where other attempts to protect the child have been unsuccessful."

It is understood the arrest was made after doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn raised their concerns with officers after treating the boy, who is already known to social services.

The 5ft 1in boy has a body mass index of 41.9, which means he is classified as very overweight or obese."

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Re: 11 Year Old Fat Kid's Parents Get Arrested for Child Abuse

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Re: 11 Year Old Fat Kid's Parents Get Arrested for Child Abuse

He weighs as much as me, but I'm a foot taller and muscular.

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Re: 11 Year Old Fat Kid's Parents Get Arrested for Child Abuse

Well, they are abusing the kid and should be arrested.

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@ "gelatinous planets of children."

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Re: 11 Year Old Fat Kid's Parents Get Arrested for Child Abuse

But seriously, that's kind of bullshit. People should be free to feed their kids whatever the fuck they want. Governments should not be in the business of raising anyone's children.

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Re: 11 Year Old Fat Kid's Parents Get Arrested for Child Abuse

People ARE free to feed their kids whatever they want. It's when those choices are greatly endangering the child, that's the problem.

If your kid is blowing up like a whale under your legal care, it is your fault and it is abuse.

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Re: 11 Year Old Fat Kid's Parents Get Arrested for Child Abuse

"The child's mother has claimed the family had been trying to get the boy to lose weight by encouraging him to play more active games on his Wii games console."



Maybe his parents should start exercising with him. This kid is my height and weighs way more than I do and I'm not nearly skinny. I know it helped me greatly to cut out pop and I walk my dogs daily. Tension bands are convenient and easy to use and store. Simply playing different video games is not going to do it. This kid is heading towards diabetes and heart disease and an early death.

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The biggest problem in this world is that people don't mind their own business.

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Re: 11 Year Old Fat Kid's Parents Get Arrested for Child Abuse

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She also said her family was predisposed to being overweight.

"His weight isn't that much of a big deal.

"I'm chubby and the whole of my husband's side of the family is big. It's genetics - you can be genetically fat."


Sadly, they are setting this kid up for a lifetime of medical issues. I'm shocked he is not diabetic at this point.

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