OMG if the boy had issues, get him some help. I'm sure he did have issues, but I don't think he was starving himself on purpose or tying himself up with a leash or anything. It's especially cruel that the other children were treated well.
I am glad the dad is being charged, too. Where the fuck was he? This was his own flesh and blood.
I agree with everyone that wrote it. How can you sit around and eat to excess and have a child in your house that you know is in severe pain, physically and mentally. As we've all been over before, no one should ever tell a growing child they can't eat or keep them from food. If they shouldn't be eating extra calories, keep some fruit on hand to give them, at least.
I wonder if this boy will develop properly. He'll probably always have anger issues and food problems. I wish I could hug him. He deserves good things only from now on.