Ohio court upholds judge's no-procreation order

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has for now upheld a judge's order that a deadbeat father can't have any more kids until he pays his back child support.

The decision issued this week by the 9th District Court of Appeals didn't provide an opinion as to whether the order was appropriate. Instead the judges said they didn't have enough information to decide the merits of the case without a copy of the pre-sentence report detailing Asim Taylor's background.

Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther made the ruling in January 2013. The judge said the order would be lifted if Taylor pays the nearly $100,000 in overdue support for his four children.

The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1lxnYwS ) reports that Taylor's attorney is arguing that the order violates Taylor's right to reproduce.

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Information from: The Chronicle-Telegram, http://www.chronicletelegram.com

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