ELYRIA, Ohio — An Ohio appeals court has upheld a judge’s order that a deadbeat father can’t have more kids until he pays back child support, according to WJW Fox 8.
Asim Taylor owes nearly $100,000 in child support payments. He pleaded guilty to charges in 2013.
“I take care of my children. I just don’t pay through child support,” Taylor said.
A Lorain County judge sentenced him to five years probation for not paying the support to his four children. He also ordered him not to have any more children in the meantime.
“The defendant is ordered to make all reasonable efforts to avoid impregnating a woman during the community-controlled period or until such time the defendant can prove to this court that he is able to provide for his children that he already has,” said Judge James Walther of Lorain County.
Taylor appealed the judge’s order, saying it infringed on his fundamental rights. His lawyer said the judge is essentially trying to take away his client’s right to have sex.
The decision this week by the 9th District Court of Appeals didn’t provide an opinion about whether the judge’s order was appropriate. Instead, the appeals court said it didn’t have enough information to decide the merits of the case without a copy of the pre-sentence report detailing Taylor’s background.
Here is more coverage of this story from our Cleveland station, WJW Fox 8.