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Man jailed for not paying child support

ELYRIA — Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther ordered Asim Taylor, the man he has barred from having more children while on probation, jailed Wednesday for failing to follow through on a court order to begin paying back child support.

Taylor, who owes roughly $100,000 in child support, was supposed to have paid at least $1,700 by Oct. 16. But Walther said that Taylor had only paid about $100 of that amount when he appeared in court Wednesday and he ordered him jailed.

“He got 30 days in jail and when he comes out, he’ll still be required to pay his child support,” Walther said after the hearing.

Taylor is contesting Walther’s controversial order that he father no more children until he has made good on the money he already owes for the care of the four children he already has.

Doug Merrill, Taylor’s attorney, has argued that Walther’s order violates his client’s basic human right to procreate. The case is being reviewed by the 9th District Court of Appeals, which heard oral arguments earlier this month.

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