The problems of a defrauded father rears its ugly head again. This time on an overseas soldier defending his country.
Christopher Childers was sued for child support while he was in Iraq between November 2007 and January 2009. The state filed a motion for default judgment that he was the father, and the Tennessee Department of Human Services took child support from his military paycheck.
Childers said he never got a letter ordering him to report for a DNA test. After returning from Iraq, a DNA test determined he was not the father. A juvenile court judge ordered the state to reimburse Childers $2,735 that was taken from his wages, but the Court of Appeals of Tennessee overturned that ruling Thursday.
To me this is just an ugly injustice. Possibly this year we can get the votes to change things.
It is time to pass the baby daddy bill.