Expat Arrested For Fleeing Child Support Faces Jail

by Admin on May 19, 2014

An expat who was living in Thailand has pleaded guilty in federal court to fleeing the United States in 2007 to avoid paying child support according to The United States Attorneys Office, Western District Missouri.
Randy Lee Essary, admitted that he has failed to pay any court-ordered child support for his son for more than eight years, since January 2005. Essary owes $164,891 in child support.

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Under federal statutes, Essary is subject to a sentence of up to two years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000 and an order of restitution. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a pre-sentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

The issue of child support frequently arises in divorces and disputes between non-married litigants. Most often, the mother of a child will be suing the biological father for child support. However, it is also possible for a father with custodial rights of a child to seek child support from the mother of the child.
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theodore reavis May 20, 2014 at 20:08

Why support was put on him was she spiteful support is done cause the woman gets mad

glenn adams July 2, 2014 at 02:39

No it wasn’t spiteful, it was well deserved. A father should take responsibility for his children. Denying that responsibility is denying that one is responsible for one’s own actions. In any case, the courts apparently gave him what he sought: 21 months in federal prison. See more at http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2014/essary.sen.html.

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