#1 Man who had 30 kids with 11 women wants child-support break05-19-2012, 10:41 AM
By Rene Lynch
May 18, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
You have to say this much for Desmond Hatchett: He has a way with the ladies.
The 33-year-old Knoxville, Tenn., resident has reportedly set a Knox County record for his ability to reproduce. He has 30 children with 11 women. And nine of those children were born in the last three years, after Hatchett -- who is something of a local celebrity -- vowed "I'm done!" in a 2009 TV interview, saying he wouldn't father more children.
But Hatchett is back in the news this week because he's struggling to make ends meet on his minimum-wage job. His inability to make child-support payments on such a meager salary also means he's back in court again and again, most recently to ask for a break on those payments.
"Yes, we've got several cases with Mr. Hatchett," Melissa Gibson, an assistant supervisor with the Knox County child support clerk's office, said with a sigh.
Hatchett's attorney, Keith Pope, did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Under the law, there's nothing officials can do to force Hatchett to keep his pants on.
"If there's something out there like that, I'm unaware of it," Gibson told The Times, before adding, "It definitely needs to be."
Gibson said Hatchett is believed to hold the Knox County record for most children. (He'd hold a similar record in most counties in the U.S., which might explain why news of his predicament was pinging around the Internet on Friday.)
Gibson said she couldn't say whether any of his children receive public assistance. The youngest is a toddler; the oldest is 14. Asked in a TV interview whether he can "keep up with it all," Hatchett said he knows all their names, ages and birthdates.
Also in a TV interview, Hatchett tried to explain -- in a PG-rated way -- how he managed to end up with so many kids: "I had four kids in the same year. Twice."
When Hatchett is working, he is required to turn over 50% of his wages for child support -- the maximum allowed under law. Child support payments are based in part on the ages and needs of the children.
Some of the mothers of Hatchett's children get only $1.49 a month, reportedWREG in Memphis.
05-19-2012, 12:19 PM
This guy needs to be fixed up with Lorena Bobbit.--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
05-19-2012, 11:09 PM
Michigan has a unique way of dealing with people who don't pay child support. They lock them up. You can't reproduce in jail/prison.Good men sleep peaceably in their beds at night because
rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Real superheroes don't wear capes. They wear dog tags.
05-22-2012, 11:48 PM
I know this may come to a shock to you all but this man is black. Guess this is somehow all whitey's fault.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
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