Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter, has filed criminal charges against 49 people who collectively owe back child support of over $600,000.
In 2007, nearly $3 million in child support was collected in Putnam County.
"Overall our child support collections are up, but we still encounter every year a group of people who will not pay their support," Bookwalter said.
"When someone doesn't pay child support, then it's the children who suffer. If you are going to bring kids into this world then you have a legal and moral obligation to support them," he added.
Warrants on these 49 individuals have been requested by the Prosecutor's Office.