An Ohio appeals court has upheld a lower court decree banning Asim Taylor, a father of four, from further procreating until he coughs up about $100,000 in child support or serves five years of probation — whichever comes first.

Lorain County probate judge James Walther issued the highly unusual sentence in January 2013 after Taylor, who is in his mid-30s, pleaded guilty to four counts of failing to pay child support, reports WJW, Cleveland’s FOX affiliate.

“The defendant is ordered to make all reasonable efforts to avoid impregnating a woman during the community-controlled period or until such time the defendant can prove to this court that he is able to provide for his children that he already has,” Walther ruled at the time.

On appeal, Doug Merrill, Taylor’s attorney, argued that the sentence is an infringement on Taylor’s fundamental rights.

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