Screwed Kenosha Style

Juan Torres...

is a family man with a wife and two little children. His daughter is five and his son is four years of age. However he had a previous marriage resulting in paying child support for two, a 17 year old and a 19 year old daughter. He is waiting for his ex-wife to sign off on the 19 year old, since support does not automatically just drop on the 18th birthday.

He has been paying support for over ten years. He was supposed to pay $90 a week. Unfortunately Juan lost his job in March 2004. He was financially struggling until he finally located another job in the end of May. Because he missed a court date while he was looking for a job and was indigent and couldn't pay during those unemployed months, he is doing a six month jail sentence. He was arrested June 30, 2004. If he wants to be back with his family he could bond out with $2000.00 and a commitment of another $1000.00 in 90 days. Where is the justice to the four and five year olds that lost both their Daddy and their Mommy, because now she has the full responsibility to support them.

The reason that was given for Juan's sentence was because they assumed he didn't have a job. Before arresting him, they never checked if he had a job. He notified the Judge about his job he had, but never gets a response.

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