Sunday, May 14, 2006
Ohio Court Sentences Father Who Earlier Escaped Procreation Ban To Six Months In Jail For Nonsupport
In 2004 the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a trial judge could not order a deadbeat dad to not procreate as a part of his probation for not staying current on child support payments. The trial judge had imposed as a condition of probation that the obligor make “all reasonable efforts to avoid conceiving another child” during his five-year probationary period.” The Ohio Supreme Court said that the antiprocreation order was overlybroad. However, this week the man was given six months in jail for continuing to fail to pay child support. He has fathered seven children by five women. Source. AP, ohio.com. To read the complete story, please click here (last visited May 14, 2006, reo). A copy of the 2004 opinion from the Ohio Supreme Court, State v. Talty, 103 Ohio St.3d 177 (2004), can be found by clicking here (last visited May 14, 2006, reo).