Man “fathers” 30 kids, says he can’t support any

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Desmond Hatchett said he cannot support any of his 30 kids and wants the state of Tennessee to help him pay for child support.

The 33-year-old’s children come from 11 different women and range in age from toddlers to 14 years old.

He was last in court in 2009, at which time he had 21 children. That means he’s had at least 9 more children in the last 3 years.

Half of his paycheck already goes to the mothers, but Hatchett only has a minimum wage job. Some of the moms receive as little as $1.49 a month.