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Va. Man, 27, Agrees to Vasectomy to Reduce Prison Term

By Daniel Taylor, Esq. on June 24, 2014 2:10 PM

A Virginia man accused of child endangerment has agreed to get a vasectomy in exchange for a reduced prison term.

To some, the plea deal recalls Virginia's dark history of forced sterilizations during the eugenics movement of the early- to mid-20th century. But according to The Associated Press, prosecutors see the deal as being the best way to keep the man in the case -- who reportedly has at least seven children with six women -- from fathering any more children.

What led to this unorthodox deal?

Child Endangerment Charges

Jessie Lee Herald, 27, of Edinburg, was facing (Northern Virginia Daily)

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