U.S. man owes child support to at least 15 women

Published On: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 5:30 AM
By: David Ross

Terry Turnage
(Scroll down for video) Latoya Shields says she had to sit down when she heard the news, "throughout the relationship, all I knew of was he had four children."

When a prosecutor told her the father of her son had 20 more children she said that her knees buckled, "at that time, three years ago, my son was child 21. Yes, that would be overwhelming for anyone."

She said that after almost 8 years with Terry Turnage, she had no idea what he had been doing.

The news media tried to find out what is going on by going to the Juvenile Court of Shelby County.
Turnage had filed a petition to reduce his child support payments for 15 different women.
Turnage was never presented to the audience.
Shields says Turnage has not really appeared in the life of his daughter.

Shields says Turnage usually did not pay child support either, but when he has, the monthly checks have been $6 to $9. The money is divided among all of the 15 women.

Despite all the money owed, Shields says it all boils down to a girl who just wants a relationship with her father.

Shields says Turnage has been court ordered to pay $259 a month in child support, but she still has not seen that kind of money.
The news media has tried to locate Turnage but with no luck.

One member of his family says he did not attend court because he is in the hospital.

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