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Man jailed for not supporting kid who isn't his
AP ^ | Sat., Dec. 6, 2008 | Associated Press

Posted on 12/06/2008 4:11:58 PM PST by aclusux.com

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Philadelphia man was forced to pay more than $12,000 in child support for another man's daughter

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childsupport; custody; paternity; ruling; socialism; support; wealth
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Philadelphia man was forced to pay more than $12,000 in child support for another man's daughter and spent two years in jail for falling behind on payments.
1 posted on 12/06/2008 4:11:58 PM PST by aclusux.com
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To: aclusux.com

Isn’t that socialism?


2 posted on 12/06/2008 4:12:40 PM PST by aclusux.com (visit my site at http://www.aclusux.com)
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To: aclusux.com

How so?


3 posted on 12/06/2008 4:14:24 PM PST by nobama08
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To: aclusux.com

How’s your wife and my FED?


4 posted on 12/06/2008 4:14:31 PM PST by aclusux.com (visit my site at http://www.aclusux.com)
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To: aclusux.com

Unbelievable.


5 posted on 12/06/2008 4:27:14 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: aclusux.com

My situation is that my daughter refuses to live with her mother any longer (She’s 15) and the mother was asking that I continue to pay her child support. I have been more than impressed by the way that Child Support Enforcement has handled that. I have been treated very fairly and they have even filed on my behalf with the court to formally discontinue child support to the mother and have it go the other way instead. I received that notice in the mail today. No, the ex ain’t gonna be happy about that one.


6 posted on 12/06/2008 4:27:43 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: aclusux.com
Sharpe's troubles began in 2001, when he signed for a certified letter addressed to Andre Sharpe, the girl's father. The letter ordered Andre Sharpe to attend a child support conference in Dauphin County, where the girl's mother lived at the time.

Lesson to learn here: first never accept a certified letter not addressed to you. Second never ignore a court summons.

7 posted on 12/06/2008 4:28:10 PM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: aclusux.com

I remember Howie Carr (WRKO) talking about similiar cases here in Massachusetts a few years back. In one case a gentleman was paying child support for some time, decided to have his & the child’s DNA analyzed & found out he wasn’t the father. The court ruled that since he started making payments he was obligated to continue, and I think even after the real father was ID.


8 posted on 12/06/2008 4:28:18 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: aclusux.com

Hey, the future Secretary of State says it takes a village.


9 posted on 12/06/2008 4:31:47 PM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: Pontiac
Lesson to learn here: first never accept a certified letter not addressed to you.

The article is kinda hard to follow. But, it appears that Andre Sharpe is the real father. Walter Andre Sharpe is the one that was mistakenly identified as the father.

The story doesn't even mention the relationship (or lack thereof) between the two Sharpe's. There must be more to it than simple mistaken identity.

10 posted on 12/06/2008 4:34:14 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: aclusux.com
IMO the one that gets hurt regarding child support are the kids. After living thru a “child support” nightmare as a child, I decided that if my husband and I didn't make it, I would never take court child support, even if I had to work two jobs. My husband could fulfill his moral obligation how ever he chose. No demands.
11 posted on 12/06/2008 4:39:03 PM PST by CindyDawg (Lord, please bless America)
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To: aclusux.com

More here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2144164/posts?page=36

Different title, same article.


12 posted on 12/06/2008 4:46:36 PM PST by decimon
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To: Sparky1776
I remember Howie Carr (WRKO) talking about similiar cases here in Massachusetts a few years back. In one case a gentleman was paying child support for some time, decided to have his & the child’s DNA analyzed & found out he wasn’t the father. The court ruled that since he started making payments he was obligated to continue, and I think even after the real father was ID.

Here in Massachusetts, I believe a man has one year from the date when his name is put on the birth certificate to contest paternity. From that point on, he is financially responsible even after a DNA test proves someone else is the child's father. So if the Mrs. cheats and the husband has no idea of it until after that time, he gets stuck paying for the product of her adultery all the way through college, and the biological father gets off (pun intended) scot free.

Correct me if I'm wrong about that. But in this looney state, he probably even ends up paying alimony after he sues her for divorce. But what else would you expect from the state that introduced "gay marriage"? Rationality?
13 posted on 12/06/2008 4:57:02 PM PST by LostInBayport (The press and the Barackolytes view you as a miracle worker...so turn the economy into wine, Barry.)
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To: aclusux.com

It’s just another miscarriage of justice. Get used to it.


14 posted on 12/06/2008 5:06:33 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Glad to hear that. Congrats to you are in order I think.


15 posted on 12/06/2008 5:28:09 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (OVERPRODUCTION......... one of the top five worries for American farmers.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Thanks. I hope it all works out that way. CSEA not only pretty much refused to help her extort me, but when I told them that I had no money for a lawyer - that it was all I could do to keep things afloat at this point - they filed. I don’t know whether the mother is going to understand that she is the named “respondent” and that the filing was made by a state-paid attorney. The mother started all this by going to CSEA in the first place - after my daughter had left her house in August. I had paid her directly for 14 years and even for some times she had lived with me before that. I wasn’t asking for her to pay me child support - just to leave me alone. It may turn out like the terrorist who blows themselves up making the bomb


16 posted on 12/06/2008 5:39:59 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: aclusux.com
in 92 a guy walked in and shot the child welfare department to death then committed suicide after telling them they ruined his life now he'd ruin theirs for bankrupting him in a support case for a kid known not to be his.
17 posted on 12/06/2008 5:57:43 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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To: aclusux.com

I thank G_d every day for my wife and kids. I would be a pathetic mess if I had to deal with a divorce and all the crap that goes with it. Both my wife and I agree that neither one of us wants to deal with the kids by ourselves! :)
We met in church if that helps any of you singles out there!


18 posted on 12/06/2008 6:12:28 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: Emmett McCarthy
My situation is that my daughter refuses to live with her mother any longer (She’s 15) and the mother was asking that I continue to pay her child support. I have been more than impressed by the way that Child Support Enforcement has handled that.

Whoever's running Child Support Enforcement should run for President in 2012. /sarc

They are correct. If you are now supporting your daughter, and she is living with you, you should not have to pay child support to your ex-wife--it's not alimony.

19 posted on 12/06/2008 6:22:01 PM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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To: LostInBayport

That sound about right, well it’s for the children!


20 posted on 12/06/2008 6:48:01 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776
The court ruled that since he started making payments he was obligated to continue, and I think even after the real father was ID.

The court is an unjust ass in that case.

21 posted on 12/06/2008 6:48:25 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Chode
in 92 a guy walked in and shot the child welfare department to death then committed suicide after telling them they ruined his life now he'd ruin theirs for bankrupting him in a support case for a kid known not to be his.

justice eventually prevails...even if it's pretty damn harsh.

Note to unjust government a-holes: it won't be the last time a desperate individual meets out justice in this fashion. Democrats considering stealing the principal in 401k accounts will probably earn a lot of this kind of justice.

22 posted on 12/06/2008 6:52:11 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Carl Dregga comes to mind as well... Lotta folks here weren’t to sympathetic to him.


23 posted on 12/06/2008 7:00:22 PM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I was a single father for quite a few years also, so I sort of understand some of what you are going through.

Congratulations to you, and to your daughter. I’m sure she’s in good hands, and has an enviable role model to follow.


24 posted on 12/06/2008 7:54:57 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (OVERPRODUCTION......... one of the top five worries for American farmers.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Thank you. I hope I can live up to that for both my kids.


25 posted on 12/06/2008 9:44:26 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: aclusux.com
I have a friend who claims that when he was taken to court concerning support for a child that isn't his... at one point during the hearing, he told the judge: "He's not mine, your honor, he doesn't even look like me!"

I'm told that the judge replied: "If you feed him long enough, son, he'll get to looking like you".

Sounds far fetched, but I suppose it IS possible with the judges we have in South Carolina.

26 posted on 12/07/2008 5:38:44 AM PST by PalmettoMason (Can't we all just get along? At least until I'm finished reloading?)
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