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January 24, 2013

Judge tells deadbeat dad to avoid having more children

ELYRIA — A deadbeat father who owes $97,000 in child support must avoid having more children until he can support the four he has, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Judge James Walther in Lorain County ruled in the child-support case against Asim Taylor, 35, of Elyria, who pleaded guilty.

The judge said the order would be lifted if Taylor pays the overdue support.

His attorney, Douglas Merrill, said the ruling was overreaching and violates Taylor’s rights.

“The only way he can ensure not impregnating a woman is not to have sex and I don’t believe the court has the ability to do that,” Merrill said.

Merrill said he plans an appeal based on an Ohio Supreme Court ruling that overturned a similar order that focused on the mechanism for paying up.

In the 2004 ruling out of Medina County, the high court said the no-children order was too broad because it did not provide a mechanism for the defendant to regain his right to procreate by paying overdue support.

According to The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram, the judge said the defendant must take care of the children that he has. “This Is a matter of common sense and personal responsibility,” the judge said.

In the past two months, two different judges in Wisconsin issued similar no-children orders.

Last week in Shell Lake, Wis., Judge Eugene Harrington issued such a ruling and told a defendant that within three minutes of meeting a female, he must tell her that he’s a convicted felon and has unpaid child support.

In December in Racine County, Wis., Judge Tim Boyle sentenced a man not to have a 10th child until he could afford to take care of his nine children.

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