Man ordered to pay $30,000 in child support for kid who is not his or face jail time (video)By Mason White 12:00 PM October 31, 2014
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A man was ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back child support for a kid who is not his or face jail.
The State of Michigan ordered the Detroit man to pay $30,000 in child support for an adult.
Carnell Alexander said that he learned about the paternity case against him during a traffic stop in Detroit. The police officer told him that he is a deadbeat dad, and he had a warrant for his arrest.
Alexander told the officer that he doesn’t have a child, but he was taken into custody. The state claims that Alexander had a child many years ago, and ignored a court order to pay child support.
Alexander has never met the alleged child. Alexander managed to get a DNA sample of the child, and it showed that he is not the father.
Alexander explained to the judge that the child is not his, but nothing helped. The judge warned him that he will be jailed if he doesn’t pay up.
Alexander was first listed as the child’s father after the child’s mother applied for state benefits and listed him as the father.