Father of at Least 13 Children with 11 Women Owes $50,000 in Child Support


Omaha man Norman Bennett has at least 13 kids from 11 women and owes at least $50,000 in unpaid child support.

Bennett, 31, may have as many as 15 kids by 13 women, according to Omaha.com.

A Douglas County District Judge gave Bennett until Jan. 29 to start making payments or face 90 days in jail.

Bennett explained to the judge in a courtroom full of stunned faces that he works in construction, but isn’t currently working due to the winter weather.

Even if Bennett doesn’t make his payments–which range from $50 to $72 per child per month–his 15 kids are receiving child support from taxpayers via federal welfare programs.

Fresh out of jail for a felony gun conviction, Bennett is having a hard time finding work. He has 30 days to come up with a $500 deposit.

“The court is going to give you an opportunity to pay some and, if you don’t pay, you’re going to jail,” the judge told Bennett. “Because this is not cool.”


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