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Father of 30 Children Asks for Break in Child Support Payments

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A man from Tennessee, who has 30 children and is only 33-years-old, has asked the court to grant child-support help from the state for him. The man in question is Desmond Hatchett, who has fathered 30 children with 11 women in what seems to be the record in Knox county, Tennessee. Hatchett’s oldest children are 14 and his youngest children are toddlers.

Hatchett, when in court, asked if he could be given a break from paying his child support because he is having trouble surviving on his pay from his minimum wage job. According to reports, Hatchett is required by the state to divide 50 percent of what he earns between the 11 women. Some of those women receive only $1.49 in child support per month from Hatchett.

In 2009, Hatchett revealed in an interview that he fathered four kids twice in one year. “I had four kids in the same year. Twice,” Hatchett said. Hatchett also told reporters in another interview in 2009 that he was finished with having children, of which he had 21 when he was interviewed. Hatchett is not the only father in the country to have multiple children with multiple women in large numbers. Antonio Cromartie, only 28, has fathered 10 children with eight women over the span of six states. Cromartie is a player in the NFL.

  
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