I really wonder how much worse situations like this are going to get before some brave government is going to bring in forced sterilization - for both parents. Cases like this make forced sterilization (and maximum imprisonment) the only answer. It is the innocent victims (the children) who suffer - they should never have been born. The parents made sure they had plenty to eat and HE bought a flashy car while the children starved. Sterilize them both, and the maximum penalty.