Father's child support debt totals more than $114,000
October 29, 2003
Magistrate George Peck of the Third Judicial District sentenced Foley to 365 days in jail, with 350 days suspended, and ordered him to begin serving the unsuspended 15 days within 30 days. He also ordered Foley to make monthly child support payments of $1,360 if self-employed, otherwise he must pay 55 percent of his income.
Foley was also ordered to pay a fine of $1,000, though it was suspended on the condition that he successfully completes his 10 years probation. If he violates the terms of his probation, Foley could also be ordered to serve the suspended 350 days of his sentence.
"It's unfortunate that we have to pursue criminal sanctions in some cases, but we're prepared to do what's necessary in those cases where parents ignore their responsibilities," said John Main, director of the Alaska Child Support Enforcement Division.
"We cannot bring criminal charges against the thousands of delinquent parents, nor should we, but we will continue to take action against the worst offenders," Main said.
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