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Judge tells man to not have anymore kids till he pays for the ones he has now!

Posted by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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Judge's unusual order to man with nine kids: Stop procreating

 

Racine County Sheriff's Department

Corey Curtis, 44, was sentenced to three years of probation on Monday with the condition that he is not to procreate until he
can support the nine children he fathered with six women.

By Andrew Mach, NBC News

A Wisconsin judge has ordered a man who owes $90,000 in child support after fathering nine children with six women to not have any more kids, at least for now.

Racine County Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle sentenced Corey Curtis, 44, to three years of probation on Monday with the condition he is not to procreate until he shows he can support his children, according to court documents.

Curtis pleaded no contest in October to one count each of felony bail jumping and failure to pay child support.

Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Sommers said Curtis owes about $50,000 in back child support, plus another $40,000 in interest to the mothers, the Journal Times reported.

"Common sense dictates you shouldn't have kids you can't afford," Racine County Circuit Court Judge Time Boyle said at a hearing, according to the Journal Times. "It's too bad the court doesn't have the authority to sterilize."

In his decision, the judge cited a 2001 case in which Wisconsin Supreme Court justices upheld a Court of Appeals ruling that a judge may, as a condition of a person's probation, order the defendant not to have another child unless he can show financial viability.

Curtis told local station WDJT-TV he planned to comply with the unusual order in his case.

"Judges, they make rulings," Curtis said. "They make them kind of hastily. So, if that's what he feels one of my conditions should be then I'm going to abide by it."

This isn't the first time a judge has made a ruling intended to block breeding.

A Kentucky judge in March ordered a man who had fathered a dozen children by 11 women to refrain from having "any sexual intercourse" for the one-to five-year period he's on parole.

A Texas judge in 2008 sentenced a 20-year-old mother to 10 years probation for not protecting her 19-month-old daughter from abuse by the child's father. The judge ordered her to not get pregnant during her probation.

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la_bella_vita
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM
Well...it is a good idea
CrystalPystol
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 6:38 PM
I seen this story a couple years ago.
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mgm_5
by Mari on Dec. 5, 2012 at 6:41 PM
I wish they could do that for women too, my aunt kept having kids to get more money from welfare and not get cut off
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momdoes
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 6:41 PM

 

Quoting CrystalPystol:

I seen this story a couple years ago.
December 03, 2012 1:34 pmKRISTEN ZAMBO kristen.zambo@journaltimes.com

RACINE - Looking across the courtroom at a deadbeat dad of nine, who owes almost $100,000 in back child support and interest, a judge on Monday lamented not being able to prohibit certain men from breeding.

"This has come up before," Racine County Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle began. "It's too bad the court doesn't have the authority to sterilize."

Before him was Corey Curtis, 44, of Racine. Curtis had fathered nine children with six women, Boyle said, and was in the hole on child support payments for his youngsters.

Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Sommers said Curtis owed about $50,000 in back child support, plus another $40,000 in interest.

"Common sense dictates you shouldn't have kids you can't afford," Boyle said, voicing frustration.

That's when Sommers piped up that Boyle did have authority to restrict Curtis' future breeding. She said a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling found that a judge may, as a condition of a person's probation, order the defendant not to have another child unless he can show he can support that child.

"I will make that a condition of the probation," Boyle said immediately, sentencing Curtis to serve three years' probation.

Curtis pleaded no contest in October to one count each of felony bail jumping and failure to pay child support, which is a misdemeanor, court records show.

"He is not to procreate until he can show he can provide for them," Boyle ordered, adding Curtis must show he can financially support all nine of his existing children, as well.

Defense attorney Robert Peterson said that probation condition was not recommended in Curtis' pre-sentencing investigation report, compiled by Wisconsin Department of Corrections probation agents.

"I'm not following the PSI," Boyle said, a slight smile spreading across his face.

Court records show that Curtis has remained free on a $500 signature bond since June 2011, when he was charged.

Sommers declined to comment after the hearing.

In July 2001, Wisconsin Supreme Court justices upheld a Court of Appeals ruling that affirmed the probation condition stemming from a Manitowoc County case. In that case, a man had been charged with seven counts of intentional failure to support his nine children, according to the Supreme Court ruling in State vs. Oakley.

The justices ruled in that case that defendant David Oakley's constitutional right to procreate wasn't eliminated. He still could reproduce - if he made child support payments, according to the ruling.

"This case is about a man who intentionally refuses to pay support regardless of his ability to do so. That was the dilemma faced by the sentencing court, and that is what led to the court's order," wrote Justice Jon Wilcox.

Aivlys_
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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Wish they could order everyone who can't support their kids to stop having more!
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coolmommy2x
by Ruby Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:48 AM
I agree but sadly, there will be those who will protest that it's violating their rights.

Quoting Aivlys_:

Wish they could order everyone who can't support their kids to stop having more!
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skittlebeans88
by Traci on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:53 AM
This definitely isnt a bad thing. Hopefully, no more babies for that dude.
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Aivlys_
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I know.. wishful thinking! :)



Quoting coolmommy2x:

I agree but sadly, there will be those who will protest that it's violating their rights.



Quoting Aivlys_:

Wish they could order everyone who can't support their kids to stop having more!


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k_hall1784
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Good! They need to start doing the same thing with the "women" out here. 

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