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Man sent to jail for failure to pay $127,000 in child support

There are 22 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Apr 10, 2008, titled Man sent to jail for failure to pay $127,000 in child support. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to a year in jail for failing to pay $127,000 in child support to an Indiana woman who is the mother of 2 of his children.

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Progress

Forest, IN

#1 Apr 10, 2008
Yeah, that makes sense, lock him up so now he can make what? Umm.... 14 cents a day. So, I'm sure he'll get that paid back straight away.
lady leo

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Apr 10, 2008
putting him in jail isnt benefiting her at all they should have made him go to work and start paying this money, sitting in jail now we are taking care of him. Garnish his check for the back child support, and take his tax return check, but jail is just a vacation to these men. probation may monitor to make sure he is paying his child support.
oicu812

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Apr 10, 2008
Like he was ever going to pay it or like he was paying before?
Legion

Long Beach, CA

#4 Apr 10, 2008
What you talkin bout??? Thems aint my childen. I dont even know that woman.
Irritated

United States

#5 Apr 10, 2008
This story hits close to home with me, I have a 15 yro who's father hasn't paid more than maybe if I am lucky a total of 2 years worth of child support. He has been to jail a time or two over the years. Still doesn't pay. Quits his jobs as soon as the state catches up with him to garnish his wages. He has figured out how to get around the system. How he keeps getting hired is beyond me. He hasn't had the best of luck connecting with his son either. BUT my son still looks forward to being with his dad so that is why I don't take him back to court and it is also why I have kept my ex out of jail for non payment... Jail isn't punishment to these guys, garnishment isn't a punishment to these guys. They find ways around the law and courts. I wish someone could come up with solutions to help these idiots out. I mean they lack the common sense to do what is right, but are smart enough to get around the law. Go figure..... Still kinda gives me a chuckle when I read that a dead beat dad has been caught and is made to pay in some form or other. I mean if they aren't paying now why not send them to jail. Let them sit in there and go with out seeing their other kids. Let them sit in there and not being able to every day things... BUT we don't b/c of the kids and like you all said if they are in jail they can't pay. So we are stuck in a catch 22....
JanetM

Antioch, IL

#6 Apr 10, 2008
He didn't pay while he was out of jail, what makes you all think he's going to pay if you let him out this time? The judge did right on this case!
ex of deadbeat

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Apr 10, 2008
At what point does arears child support become a felony? Are the deadbeats more aggressively sought?
ex of deadbeat

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Apr 10, 2008
These deadbeats won't ever pay so they need punished!!! If they don't support their children then the should be unable to enjoy anything that requires money...just like their kids ultimately have to since their mothers have to send all of their money to shelter, food and clothing.

“Nice Gloomy, Spooky Day”

Since: Apr 07

Uniondale , NY (Nassau Cty)

#10 Apr 10, 2008
What about all these dudes you hear who have like 10 kids from 8 different moms? How the heck do they make due? They aren't in jail.
jcl

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Apr 10, 2008
I am curious did she turn him in or did the system finally catch up to him? I have a 15 year old who's father is supposed to pay $58.00 a week and chooses not to pay and hasn't for the last 10+ years. I am glad the judge punished him but a year in jail is another year of not paying. I wish parents would realize there is more to being a mom or dad then just visitation. Thank God for my husband now. He loves and takes care of my child like he were his and not once has he ever complained about it. I would love for every parent who chooses not to do their part have to pay some how. It is really sad!
jim

United States

#12 Apr 10, 2008
I pay $1500/month in support and have done so for years; it is my responsibility. They should put deadbeat dad's in jail. Additionally, the support should be required to come out of a person's paycheck; that is what Illinois does. If you quit or lose your job and it is determined that it was intentional and to avoid the support then you are found in contempt and when you fall behind they start tacking on interest. If you have kids you are responsible to support them. If you don't want kids....condoms are cheap.
Legion

Long Beach, CA

#13 Apr 10, 2008
Young women often believe that getting pregnant will guarantee a life long gravy train filled with peace, comfort, and security. When they find out that it doesn't always work out that way, they grumble about having to work hard to acquire some independence. In the meantime there are plenty of middle aged women who have learned all this and try to tell young women about the risk involved. But that wise advise normally falls on deaf ears.
Child support free

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Apr 10, 2008
I'm a single mother of three and my oldest has a different father than my last two. Her father has four other kids and as far as I know only pays support on one of them. But I must say I'm lucky cause he sees her just about everyday and whenever she needs something he comes running for her. My last two have the same father and he only has my kids to worry about. I don't want to put them on child support because the judge is only going to give you so much. However since I make decent money and I only need them to help me when my funds get low. My children I feel get a very fair share of time and love from their fathers. Money doesn't make him a father. And usually the mother gets next to nothing. So we came to the understanding that whenever I call then you need to come thru. But these baby momma's need to understand child support isn't a paycheck for her it's to go toward your child's needs and some of their wants.
not really in texas

Irving, TX

#15 Apr 10, 2008
Legion wrote:
Young women often believe that getting pregnant will guarantee a life long gravy train filled with peace, comfort, and security. When they find out that it doesn't always work out that way, they grumble about having to work hard to acquire some independence. In the meantime there are plenty of middle aged women who have learned all this and try to tell young women about the risk involved. But that wise advise normally falls on deaf ears.
my only question is how many children have you carried? women pay the price for sex in the form of having children, so be the man you claim to be by paying support to raise the child you fathered...gravy train my foot!
lbm

Newington, CT

#16 Apr 10, 2008
That will make him pay.
Legion

Long Beach, CA

#17 Apr 10, 2008
jim wrote:
If you have kids you are responsible to support them. If you don't want kids....condoms are cheap.
But a vasectomy is much more efficient. And its a lot of fun to not tell anyone about it.
Legion

Long Beach, CA

#18 Apr 10, 2008
not really in texas wrote:
<quoted text> women pay the price for sex in the form of having children, so be the man you claim to be by paying support to raise the child you fathered...gravy train my foot!
Dont have any. Won't have any. Only gravy train I'm providing is for me.:-)
golfer

Milwaukee, WI

#19 Apr 10, 2008
i don,t know his reasoning,but if it is legit she should be telling the judge to keep him out of jail so he can still work. Now for reallity his child support will continue to ecrude while he is locked up and she tells the kids what a bad father they have.
kimberly

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Apr 10, 2008
this should have happened long before now.To many women and men are getting by way to long.My fiance just started collecting his childsupport after 14 years.I think after 30 days strict inforcement needs to take place.
KELVIN D

Verona, WI

#21 Apr 10, 2008
put his ass to work, there are alot of jobs, i would form a a child support labor force, there is a whole lot of pot holes that need repaired let his ass work all day then put his ass in jail when he gets off, when pay day comes he gets nothing, send the entire check to his kids, do this the whole year he is locked up, hell there are vacant houses he can go and board up, trash along the hi- way needs picked up, use them to help clean up neighborhood streets, remove graffitti from overpasses, side of vacant bldgs, hell i got a lot of work for his sorry ass, not laying in a jail cell watching cable getting fat, while his kids are still suffering, there has to be a better way instead of putting him in jail, he is still not paying, and the probation is a joke, there are so many people on probation they can not monitor all of the people on probation now.

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