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Defendants Indicted for Owing Over $100K in Child Support

According to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, the five defendants owe a combined $119,836.82 in child support. The failure to pay child support is a fifth degree felony, carrying a maximum sentence of one year in prison.

The first defendant, of Euclid, owes $34,471.92 for the support of his 14-year-old child. He was indicted on three counts of non-criminal child support. Another defendant, of Bedford, owes $22,729.62 in support for his one-year-old child. He was indicted on three counts of criminal non-support. He was also indicted on an additional count for owing $8,607.00 for support of his 11-year-old child.

The third defendant, of Cleveland, owes $16,123.29 for his three children, ages 9, 12 and 14. He was indicted on 12 counts of criminal non-support and has made no voluntary payments in this case. Another defendant, of Parma, owes $16,123.29 for his three children, ages 9, 12 and 14. He was indicted on one count of criminal non-support and has made no voluntary payments in this case. 

The final defendant, of East Cleveland, owes $7,993.74 for the support of his six-year-old child. He was indicted on one count of criminal non-support. The last voluntary payment made was in 2008 for $50.00.

The arraignments for each of the defendants are scheduled for September 13.

Source: NewsNet5.com "5 defendants indicted for owing $119,836.82 in child support" 9/3/10  

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