Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Not So Sharpe: Pennsylvania Man Jailed and Forced to Pay $12,000 for a Child for Another Man Over Seven Years

Over the last seven years, Walter Andre Sharpe Jr. has been forced to pay $12,000 in child support, jailed four times and estranged from his four children. It all began to unravel seven years ago when he signed a certified letter from Dauphin County Domestic Relations in 2001 and found himself covering the support of a child of another man. In the meantime, the real father — Andre Sharpe — has been living with the girl for the last four years.

This nightmare did not end unitl May 2007 when a judge reversed a finding that Sharpe was the father. But the state agency refuses to seek the return of the money and there appears to be no action planned against the real parents who let this poor sucker get drained and jailed for their daughter’s support.

During his incarcerations and job terminations, Sharpe had trouble maintaining his real family. In May 2005, his 15-year-old son, Walter Andre Sharpe III, was murdered by a robber in Norristown. Read More.

Man pays for county mistake

He lands in jail and loses job over wrong ID in support case

Sunday, November 16, 2008
Of The Patriot-News

When Walter Andre Sharpe Jr. signed for a certified letter from Dauphin County Domestic Relations in 2001, he didn't know he was signing on for a seven-year nightmare.

Since then, the Philadelphia man has been thrown in jail four times, lost his job, become estranged from his four children and spent more than $12,000 to support the child of another man. Full Story.

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