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September 15, 1998
A Baltimore man was sentenced in Carroll Circuit Court yesterday to one year behind bars for failing to pay child support for his two children, who live in the county.James R. Humphreys Sr., 38, pleaded not guilty but agreed to accept the prosecutor's statement of the facts.Humphreys was sentenced to three years in jail. Two years of the term were suspended, and he was ordered to report to the county jail Jan. 14. If he complies and remains current on support payments of $147 a week, he may ask the court to modify his sentence before reporting to jail.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2005
Thousands of Maryland residents who owe back child support are being encouraged to pay up as part of a two-week amnesty program offered by the state Department of Human Resources. The amnesty program, which targets 30,000 state residents, some of whom risk arrest for failure to pay child support, begins today and will end Aug. 13. The program is also being offered in Washington and Arlington, Va., as part of a tri-jurisdictional effort to support families. "You can imagine that Prince George's County shares a number of cases with the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia," said Brian Shea, executive director of Maryland's Child Support Enforcement Administration.
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NEWS
October 31, 1998
TOWSON -- Deputies arrested eight men yesterday charged with failing to pay child support, according to Baltimore County Sheriff Norman M. Pepersack Jr.Two teams of six deputies each began knocking on doors to serve warrants for unpaid child support just after midnight, sheriff's officials said. The eight arrested owed a total of $53,018 in unpaid child support.Eleven other men were arrested earlier this week, accounting for $191,982 in unpaid child support, sheriff's officials said. Last year, nonpayment of child support accounted for nearly two-thirds of arrests made by the sheriff's department.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2002
A GROUP of area residents has reached out to help the family of young Jesse White, who is recovering from brain surgery, by sponsoring a fund-raiser to help with medical and therapy bills. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Lake Shore Democratic Club, 236 Maryland Ave. Mike Cadogan, fund-raiser organizer, said that when he learned about the plight of the White family, he had to help. "I thought that I had to do something for this family," he said. "They have been through so much over the past few months and still have more to face."
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | May 11, 1997
Parents who are behind in child support payments are under more pressure to pay with the threat of the state's latest stick -- suspension of their driver's licenses.The 3-month-old driver's license suspension program is credited with increasing payments by 9 percent -- an estimated $6.71 million above what was expected in collections from February through last month, according to figures released Friday by the state Child Support Enforcement Administration.The increase in collections includes payments from more than 30,500 so-called "deadbeat parents."
NEWS
By Staff report | June 21, 1992
Ten people turned themselves in Friday to the county Department of Social Services for failing to pay child support, one day after police conducted raids to arrest deadbeat fathers.Police served 20 arrest warrants in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Cecil and Harford counties Thursday to people who have not made child-support payments.The raids, organized by the Harford Sheriff's Office, targeted nearly 300 parents, mostly fathers.The delinquent parents were charged with contempt of court and failure to obey court orders.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2005
Thousands of Maryland residents who owe back child support are being encouraged to pay up as part of a two-week amnesty program offered by the state Department of Human Resources. The amnesty program, which targets 30,000 state residents, some of whom risk arrest for failure to pay child support, begins today and will end Aug. 13. The program is also being offered in Washington and Arlington, Va., as part of a tri-jurisdictional effort to support families. "You can imagine that Prince George's County shares a number of cases with the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia," said Brian Shea, executive director of Maryland's Child Support Enforcement Administration.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | December 24, 1994
A man who was Maryland's most-wanted "deadbeat dad" was ordered yesterday to serve nearly six months in jail and pay more than $48,000 in support for his five children.Immediately after the Howard County Circuit Court hearing, the man's 20-year-old son was arrested on charges related to failing to pay child support for his daughter.Anthony Charles Farace, 43, of Woodlawn was found guilty of lTC criminal contempt by Judge James Dudley for not making most of his court-ordered payments since his 1986 divorce.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | December 28, 1992
In an effort to break the cycle that lands some deadbeat dads in jail for failing to pay child support, the county has asked business leaders to help find ways to provide the men with job training and work skills.A task force of county officials and local business people will target unemployed fathers whose children receive welfare payments through the county's Department of Social Services. The partnership is one way to involve the private sector in the reform of welfare policies, said County Executive Robert R. Neall.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | December 12, 1992
Anne Arundel County has been illegally jailing fathers who fail to pay child support, a Circuit Court judge ruled yesterday.And Judge Bruce C. Williams said he will consider next week releasing all 80 "deadbeat dads" now being held in the county Detention Center. He said he would schedule individual hearings for each father.The ruling came the day after the county sheriff's office announced that it had jailed 28 such parents in a sting operation. The decision probably will not affect those parents, however, because they have not been through the civil contempt proceedings that resulted in jail sentences for the others, prosecutors said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1999
Several years before the Valentine's Day 1986 wedding, he had a vasectomy. She knew that.Several weeks after the wedding, she had a one-night stand with a stranger. He didn't know that.When the twins were born, his doubts about having fathered them aside, he raised no objection to his name on their birth certificates. He raised them for a decade -- even after the truth about infidelity and his doubts about paternity surfaced, when the twins were 5 1/2.But now, as the Glen Burnie couple divorce, the state's highest court is grappling with whether he can be forced to pay child support.
NEWS
October 28, 1999
Divorced fathers shouldn't be treated just as cash cowsIn response to Vice President Al Gore's charge to dads to "step up to their responsibilities" and pay child support, I challenge him, and other politicians, to step into the shoes of a divorced dad for one year ("Gore presses fathers to pay child support," Oct. 21).Go one year seeing your children every other weekend and maybe two weeks in the summer and paying perhaps half your income to someone who has no legal obligation to spend that money on your children or work to support herself.
NEWS
October 31, 1998
TOWSON -- Deputies arrested eight men yesterday charged with failing to pay child support, according to Baltimore County Sheriff Norman M. Pepersack Jr.Two teams of six deputies each began knocking on doors to serve warrants for unpaid child support just after midnight, sheriff's officials said. The eight arrested owed a total of $53,018 in unpaid child support.Eleven other men were arrested earlier this week, accounting for $191,982 in unpaid child support, sheriff's officials said. Last year, nonpayment of child support accounted for nearly two-thirds of arrests made by the sheriff's department.
NEWS
September 15, 1998
A Baltimore man was sentenced in Carroll Circuit Court yesterday to one year behind bars for failing to pay child support for his two children, who live in the county.James R. Humphreys Sr., 38, pleaded not guilty but agreed to accept the prosecutor's statement of the facts.Humphreys was sentenced to three years in jail. Two years of the term were suspended, and he was ordered to report to the county jail Jan. 14. If he complies and remains current on support payments of $147 a week, he may ask the court to modify his sentence before reporting to jail.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | September 30, 1997
Child support collections in Carroll County for fiscal year 1997 exceeded $6 million, but about one-third of parents under court order to pay are not meeting their obligations, enforcement officials say.The rate of payments collected -- 67 percent -- placed Carroll fourth among 24 state jurisdictions for the fiscal year that ended July 1, said Jamie Wehler, supervisor of the county's bureau of support, a division of the social services department.Despite the encouraging news, the estimated arrearage for Carroll child support payments is more than $8 million, said James F. Brewer, chief of the child support division for the county state's attorney's office.
NEWS
By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | August 9, 1997
A Baltimore County lawyer and former deputy sheriff could go to jail for failing to pay nearly $10,000 in overdue child support if a court master's recommendation is upheld by a circuit judge.Master Richard McAllister recommended yesterday that Jack McClernan, 45, be found in contempt of court and be jailed in the county's work release program until he pays $3,000 of the $9,438 in overdue child support and medical insurance payments he owes his former wife to support his two daughters.The Baltimore County Circuit Court is set to hear the case Oct. 10.McClernan has been practicing law in Baltimore County for nine years.
NEWS
April 12, 1995
One reason Maryland has such a sorry record of collecting child support payments is that it has never adopted a comprehensive approach to the problem. As of 1994, some $771 million in court-ordered payments was owed to children in Maryland. Of that, $327 million should have gone to children whose families were receiving public assistance instead.That said, it's time to face facts: Much of that money will never be collected because the non-custodial parents -- usually fathers -- simply don't have the money, and have no realistic prospects of earning enough to meet their obligations.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | September 30, 1997
Child support collections in Carroll County for fiscal year 1997 exceeded $6 million, but about one-third of parents under court order to pay are not meeting their obligations, enforcement officials say.The rate of payments collected -- 67 percent -- placed Carroll fourth among 24 state jurisdictions for the fiscal year that ended July 1, said Jamie Wehler, supervisor of the county's bureau of support, a division of the social services department.Despite the encouraging news, the estimated arrearage for Carroll child support payments is more than $8 million, said James F. Brewer, chief of the child support division for the county state's attorney's office.
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