On paper, he has 20 possibly 21 children.
With a minimum wage job, he can't afford to support them all.
Desmond Hatchett, 29, says he wasn't out to set a record, though he certainly holds it in Knox County Juvenile Child Support Court.
Hatchett's children range in age from newborn 11.
There are at least 11 mothers; probably several more.
Constitutionally, there is nothing the state of Tennessee can do to limit him from having more.
On Friday, his name appeared on the docket 11 times; Representing about 15 of his 21 children.
Desmond Hatchett spent part of Friday afternoon jailed while a child support referee decided how to split up the $400 he brought to court.
If he doesn't pay what he owes, he will go back to jail because he is on an automatic jail order.
The mothers of Hatchett's children are supposed to get anywhere from $25 to $309 a month, but when his paycheck is garnished amongst them all, some women only get a $1.98 a month.