Anchorage Man Sentenced for
Judge Orders Man to Pay for Grown Children
November 5, 2003
Wednesday - 1:20 am
Anchorage - Christopher Rogers, 47, of Anchorage, was convicted
of criminal non-support on October 30, 2003 for failure to pay
more than $60,000 in back child support. Rogers' children are
District Court Judge Brian Clark sentenced Rogers to pay $5,000
in child support arrears by January 1, 2004, to make monthly
payments of $250, beginning November 1, 2003, and make lump sum
payments of $3000 by November 1 of 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
In addition to paying the back child support, Rogers was ordered
to pay a fine of $3000, serve 365 days in jail and 10 years probation.
The fine and jail time will be suspended if Rogers complies with
the terms of his probation, including the schedule of payments.
"It's especially sad that
this parent failed to meet his responsibility to his children
the whole time they were growing up," said John Main, Director
of the Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED). "Let this
conviction send the message that when parents who can afford
to support their children fail to do so, CSED will take all the
legal action we deem necessary."
Main added that CSED serves
both non-custodial and custodial parents, for the sake of the
children of Alaska. "If there are reasons that a parent
can't pay child support they should let CSED know as soon as
possible. However, without communication from the parents we
have no opportunity to help," Main said.
Parents who need assistance
with their child support can call CSED Customer Service at 269-6900
or outside of Anchorage, 800-478-3300.
Source of News Release:
Child Support Enforcement Division
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