Last year, Gabriel Cornejo from Houston, Texas got the surprise of his life: the father of 3 was told by a sheriff's deputy that he had another child. Or at least that's what the state of Texas thinks.
It turns out 16 years ago Cornejo ended his relationship with a woman, and she claimed that he's the only person who could be the father of her daughter. This came as a shock to Cornejo, who's started his own family since then.
Still, Cornejo agreed to meet the child, and said she's a "wonderful girl." To settle the case once and for all, he even agreed to take a paternity test. The results of the DNA test proved the girl is not his daughter, and the child's mother doesn't dispute the test.
But an obscure loophole means Cornejo is still on the hook for $65,000 in child support payments, and he could go to jail if he doesn't pay the money back. Cornejo said it best when he said “I never thought in my whole life I would have to defend myself for something that I am innocent of.”
Find out why Cornejo still has to pay for someone else's child on the next page!