US superdad with 21 kids at 29 in legal soup over child supportMay 29th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): One Desmond Hatchett in Tennessee, US, has become a superdad by having fathered a record 21 children at the age of 29.
The ages of the kids Hatchett has had with 11 different women range from a newborn to 11 years.
Hatchett even boasted of fathering four children by different women in the same year.
It was when authorities in Knoxville, Tennessee, dragged Hatchett to court for non-payment of child support that his giant brood came to light.
Hatchett claims that he never intended to set a record.
“It just happened,” the Daily Star quoted him as saying.
Given that Hatchett has appeared on local TV, officials have prepared themselves for any more women coming forward with claims that he is the father of their kids.
Hatchett, who is on minimum wage, knows the names and ages of all his children.
He even claims that all of the women with whom he was involved knew that he had other children.
One mother, who has two children with Hatchett, said that she should get 44 pounds a month, but rarely received any child support.
“It’s frustrating, but usually, when I ask he gives it to me,” she said.
Hatchett said that he did not plan to have any more children.
“I’m done. I’ll say I’m done,” he said.
Authorities ordered Hatchett to explain to court how he intended to support his children.
He arrived for the hearing with just over 300 pounds on him.
While authorities planned to take half of his monthly salary, it is estimated that that would work out at just over 1 pound a week for each of his children.
Hatchett’s lawyer Keith Pope said: “The children can’t be supported all by Desmond, so the state of Tennessee has had to step in.”
People living in Knoxville gave bitter response over Hatchett’s court appearance, with some calling for him to be castrated. (ANI)
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