A Wisconsin judge ordered a 44-year-old father of nine (Yes, NINE) children to stop procreating and begin paying child support, The Smoking Gun reports.
Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle told Corey Curtis (pictured above) at his sentencing on Monday for bail jumping and failure to pay child support that he most keep it in his pants as a condition of his three-year probation term. Curtis owes more than $90,000 in child support to the six mothers of his children. Boyle ruled that he will have to pay all of his child support before he can have child number ten. (As if he actually needs a tenth)
“It’s too bad the court doesn’t have the authority to sterilize,” said Judge Boyle. “Common sense dictates you shouldn’t have kids you can’t afford.”
According to WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Mo., “the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in 2001 that courts have the ability to put conditions regarding procreation in a probation sentence.” It is not clear what the punishment would be if Curtis popped out another kid. It may likely result in a jail sentence.
Over the past 11 years, Curtis has been arrested numerous times for failure to pay child support. His convictions include passing bad checks, criminal damage, and burglary.
Perhaps the most serial baby maker is Desmond Hatchett of Tennessee. Hetchett, 33, asked a Tenn. court to ease his payments because he was struggling to survive off his minimum wage job. Some of his mothers get as little as $1.49 per month in child support.