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Father of 30 kids asks state to help with child support

Posted at 6:05 PM, May 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-20 18:05:48-04

Knoxville, TN (WREG)  Desmond Hatchett is pleading with the state of Tennessee to help him pay for child support.

Imagine trying to support one kid or four kids--then try 30 kids, and imagine how much it must cost. Then imagine making minimum wage.

Hatchett has 30 children by 11 different “baby mamas," he said.

He explained how it all happened; “I had four kids in the same year. Twice.”

The children range in age from toddlers to 14-years-old.

He was last in court in 2009, at which time he had 21 children. That means he’s fathered at least 9 more children in the last 3 years.

Hatchett only has a minimum wage job, which means some of the moms receive as little as $1.49 a month.

Tell us in the comments what should be the best course of action, legally.