A US judge has ordered a man with nine children to stop procreating until he can afford to pay for them.
Corey Curtis, 44, of Racine, Wisconsin, was told to stop breeding as a condition of probation until he can financially support his nine children from six different women, The Smoking Gun reported.
Racine County Judge Tim Boyle sentenced Curtis to the rare punishment as a condition of a three-year probation order for failing to pay $50,000 in child support, plus another $40,000 in interest.
"Common sense dictates you shouldn't have kids you can't afford," Judge Boyle said. "I will make that a condition of the probation."
Curtis told CBS 58 that he planned to comply with the condition.
"Judges, they make rulings," he said, "they make them kind of hastily. So, if that's what he feels one of my conditions should be then I'm going to abide by it."
Court records showed that Curtis has been arrested and charged with failure to pay child support on numerous occasions over the past 11 years.
--Courtesy of Orange.co.uk