A Wisconsin 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, age 44, of Racine, Wisconsin, has fathered nine children with six women. He was sentenced on Monday after pleading no contest in October to jumping bail and failing to pay child support.
According to news reports, Judge Tim Boyle of Racine County began the hearing by expressing his regret that he didn’t have the authority to order sterilization. When the prosecutor, citing a 2001 ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, 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, Judge Boyle added the condition.
Zambo, Kristen. (2012, December 3). Deadbeat dad sentenced to probation, ordered not to procreate. The Journal Times (Racine, Wisconsin). Retrieved from http://www.journaltimes.com (Last accessed December 7, 2012).