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Judge Adds Probation Condition: Dad Who Owes $50K in Child Support May Not Procreate

Posted Dec 5, 2012 8:49 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A man who owes $50,000 in child support and $40,000 in interest was sentenced on Monday to three years of probation with an added condition: He may not procreate.

Corey Curtis of Racine was sentenced on Monday after pleading no contest in October to jumping bail and failing to pay child support, the Journal Times reports. The 44-year-old defendant has fathered nine children with six women.

Judge Tim Boyle of Racine County began the hearing by saying it’s too bad he didn’t have the authority to order sterilization, the story says. The prosecutor then told Boyle that he did have the authority to restrict Curtis from having additional children, unless he could show ability to pay, as a condition of probation. Boyle added the condition.

MPR News found the 2001 ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which also concerned a father of nine children accused of failing to pay child support. The U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in the case.

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