Man Chooses to Get Vasectomy as Part of Plea Deal

A Virginia man, Jesse Lee Herald, chose to get a vasectomy as part of his plea agreement in a child endangerment case.  The agreement will shave off up to five years of his of his prison sentence.

Herald has at least seven children by six different women, according to the Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Ilona White.  Ms. White stated that “He needs to support the children he already has when he gets out.”

Herald plead guilty to child endangerment, hit-and-run driving,  and driving on a suspended license from a December 23 car crash. He was sentenced to 20 months in prison, and will have to get the vasectomy within a year of his release.  He will be on probation for five years, during which time he cannot have the procedure reversed.

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