A Wisconsin judge ordered a father of nine who has failed to pay child support not to have any more children until he can prove he can provide for them, the Journal Times reports.
44-year-old Corey Curtis has fathered nine children with six women and owes nearly $100,000 in back child support and interest, according to an Associated Press report.
"Common sense dictates you shouldn't have kids you can't afford," Racine County Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle said to the Journal Times.
Boyle sentenced Curtis to serve three years' probation with the condition that Curtis may not have any more children until he can show he can provide for them as well as prove he can financially support his existing nine children, the Journal Times said.
According to the Associated Press, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld an appeals court ruling that affirmed a similar probation condition in 2001. The court ruled that the defendant's constitutional right to procreate wasn't eliminated because he could still have children if he could support them.