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Man back in court over vasectomy

A 25-year-old who agreed three years ago to have a vasectomy because he impregnated two underage girls faces a hearing next month, accused of not getting the procedure done.

Wayne Russell Thomas faces a hearing on April 11 on charges he violated the terms of his probation _ one of which was to undergo a vasectomy.

Thomas faces up to 17 years in prison if a judge decides he violated probation.

In April 1994, Thomas pleaded guilty to lewd and lascivious conduct for having sex with a 15-year-old who got pregnant. Under his plea agree-ment, Thomas was to serve one year in jail, followed by seven years of probation. He also agreed to pay $988 in restitution and have the vasectomy within 90 days.

Marc Hardesty, the former assistant state attorney who offered the plea agreement, said Monday he isn't surprised Thomas "continues to essentially thumb his nose at the justice system."

"This is a guy who just can't stay out of trouble," Hardesty said Monday.

Hardesty said Thomas was offered several possible deals, including the vasectomy, chemical castration or going to trial. "He chose door No. 1, which was the vasectomy," Hardesty said.

_ Compiled from Times wires