Judge Orders Man Owing $96K in Child Support To Stop Having Kids

Watch out, deadbeat dads. A judge in Elyria, Ohio has ordered a father of four to stop having kids after he racked up nearly $100,000 in child support payments.

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Judge James Walther sentences Asim Walter to stop having children on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

Watch out, deadbeat dads. A judge in Elyria, Ohio has ordered a father of four to stop having kids after racking up nearly $100,000 in child support payments.

Asim Taylor, 35, was sentenced to an additional five years’ probation on Wednesday after failing to pay child support for his four children. Taylor was originally indicted back in August 2011, accused of owing $78,922 to the mothers of his four children. Taylor pleaded guilty, and now owes more than $96,000 in child support payments.

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“I put this condition on for one reason and one reason alone,” Judge James Walther told the defendant at his sentencing, according to the Lorain county Chronicle-Telegram. “It’s your personal responsibility to pay for these kids.”

Taylor’s lawyer, Doug Merril, plans to appeal the case on the grounds that it violates Taylor’s right to privacy, citing a previous Ohio Supreme Court decision.

“It’s not a question whether or not if he wants to have more kids. It’s a question of whether or not the government should be telling somebody that they can or they can’t,” Merrill told Kansas City’s KCTV-5. “I’ve heard from at least one of the mothers that he does do what he can to help support the child.”

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The case is unusual, but not unheard of: in Wisconsin, two different judges have issued similar no-children orders in recent months. Taylor is scheduled to reappear in court in July.

8 comments
aliciaarol
aliciaarol

I don't think it's a good idea for our judges to have this much bargaining power with CRIMINALS=What's coming down the line: A criminal will be able to avoid harsh penalties if he agrees to donate one of his kidneys or something?  We do not know what our future holds in store for us, & what might seem like no big deal NOW could have grave consequences many years from now, since once that door is open it remains WIDE OPEN...

RichardDriscoll
RichardDriscoll

Judge James Walther should be careful, lest someone follows the implications of his recent pronouncement.  As you might have read, plaintiff Asim Walter has four children, which he is unable to support, and he is behind by $96,000 in child support payments.  Judge Walther ordered him to not have any more children, arguing that it is his "personal responsibility to pay for these kids.”

So, what should Walter do?  We might first note that Walter seems to be having sex with one or more women, and that it is the women who are having the children, not Mr. Walter.  So, should Walter stay away from such women?  Should he become celibate?  

Yet the sneaky little question is whether the "no children" ruling extends to the women themselves. If "no more children" applies to Water, then any woman who joins with him is a collaborator in producing another child and also stands in violation of the law.  

In penalizing Walter, the judge is opening the door to punishing his co-conspirators as well. Are women not allowed to have as many children as they wish?  Stay tuned.

 Dr D

 drD@masquerades00.com 

 

GeorgeMcCasland
GeorgeMcCasland

Did the reporter think to ask for the DNA proof that he actually has four children? They are not mandatory in being ordered to pay child support, and men, especially black men, so not trust the family court system. They assume that any consideration of their rights will be shove right up between the gluteus medius & gluteus maximus muscles, so they do not even attend the initial paternity and child support hearings. Child Support is ordered by default, and than regardless of paternity, they have to pay. Statistically, at least one child is not his and could be getting child support from someone else. Plus, black men are not forcing women to get pregnant by them. Black Men are wearing a large red target on their crotch that only women wanting to get pregnant by a Black Man can see.

bibleverse1
bibleverse1

Vasectomies are cheaper than child support.