Father of 30 Children Asks for Child Support Relief
A 33-year-old Tennessee man who's fathered 30 children with 11 different women, ranging from toddler age up to 14 years old, is asking the courts for relief from his child support payments. The state already takes half of Desmond Hatchett's paychecks and divides it up among the various mothers, but since he only makes minimum wage, that doesn't amount to much, and some of the women get as little as $1.49 a month. Hatchett, who twice had four kids in the same year, said in 2009 when he was in court to answer charges that many of the mothers weren't receiving child support that he wasn't going to have any more kids. But since that time, when he had 21 children, he's had nine more.