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Anchorage Man Sentenced for Criminal Non-Support
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 now adults.

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.



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