Court Orders Detroit Man Who Is Not the Father to Pay Over $30K in Child Support

Carnell Alexander  ABC 7 SCREENSHOT
Carnell Alexander
ABC 7 SCREENSHOT

Carnell Alexander didn’t father a child. The child’s mother and a paternity test both indicate that he isn’t the child’s father, yet a court is still demanding that Alexander pay some $30,000 in back child support.  A Detroit man is facing a choice given him by the state of Michigan. The first option is to pay $30,000 in back child support for a child that is not his. His second option? Go to prison.

But wait, it gets worse. Everything and everyone involved in this story—including a paternity test, the child’s mother and the court that has given Carnell Alexander the two options—recognize that the baby isn’t his.

“I feel like I’m standing in front of a brick wall with nowhere to go,” Alexander told Detroit news station WXYZ.

Alexander told the news station that he learned about a paternity case against him in the early ’90s after a police officer called him a deadbeat dad during a traffic stop. The officer also informed him that there was a warrant out for his arrest for unpaid child support.

“I knew I didn’t have a child, so I was kind of blown back,” Alexander told the news station.

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Source: The Root | 

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