A Wisconsin judge has ordered a man who owes $90,000 in child support after fathering nine children with six women to not have any more kids, at least for now.
Racine County Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle sentenced Corey Curtis, 44, to three years of probation on Monday with the condition he is not to procreate until he shows he can support his children, according to court documents.
Curtis pleaded no contest in October to one count each of felony bail jumping and failure to pay child support.
Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Sommers said Curtis owes about $50,000 in back child support, plus another $40,000 in interest to the mothers, the Journal Times reported.
"Common sense dictates you shouldn't have kids you can't afford," Racine County Circuit Court Judge Time Boyle said at a hearing, according to the Journal Times. "It's too bad the court doesn't have the authority to sterilize."
In his decision, the judge cited a 2001 case in which Wisconsin Supreme Court justices upheld a Court of Appeals ruling that a judge may, as a condition of a person's probation, order the defendant not to have another child unless he can show financial viability.
Curtis told local station WDJT-TV he planned to comply with the unusual order in his case.
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