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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Man for Several Years of Unpaid Child Support

Thanks to the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office for contributing this news to Westwood Minute.

Acting on a tip, Norfolk County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man at Stoughton District Court over significant amounts of unpaid child support, Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott announced on Monday, August 1, 2022. The man, Kysle King, formerly of Sharon, had a warrant out for his arrest as a result of several years’ worth of unpaid child support payments.

“People like Mr. King need to be held to account for failing to fulfill their responsibilities as parents,” said Sheriff McDermott. “This arrest is an important step in serving justice and ensuring that people like Mr. King are held accountable to their commitments to their children and their community.”

Mr. King was apprehended in Stoughton District Court on Friday where he was appearing to clear up an outstanding warrant. He was arrested in the lobby under a separate capias warrant issued out of Norfolk Probate Court for the outstanding child support payments. He was transported from there to the Probate Court in Canton to answer for the charges related to the child support payments.

A 2022 study by the US Census found that one-third of parents eligible to receive child support payments (roughly 1.7 million parents) were unable to rely on consistent and stable support, sometimes receiving differing amounts from month to month or even no support. In Massachusetts, 71% of required child support payments are fully paid on average, according to a 2021 study commissioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of the Trial Court for the 2020-2021 Child Support Guidelines Task Force.

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