A Wisconsin judge gives a very unusual sentence a deadbeat dad. Corey Curtis is the father on nine children with six different women and he has a long history of not paying child support.
So what is his punishment? A judge ordered him to stop procreating, at least until he can support all of his children. The judge made that a condition of Curtis’ 3-year probation. Curtis owes about $90,000 in back child support and interest to the mothers of his children. He will have to wipe out that debt before he can add child number 10.
So did the judge really have the power to impose such an odd sentence? Turns out he did. According to a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling, a judge may order a defendant not to have another child unless he can show he can support that child.
What do you think of the unusual sentence? Is it an appropriate punishment or out of line? Post your thoughts!