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Fertility doctor in US accused of using own sperm may have fathered 22 kids

Paternity tests indicate that the 79-year-old fertility doctor was likely the biological father of at least two of his patients’ children, and might be the father of 20 others.

world Updated: Dec 14, 2017 12:12 IST
A doctor in the US is accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm.
A doctor in the US is accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A retired fertility doctor in Indianapolis who is accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm is set to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators.

Dr Donald Cline is scheduled to appear in a Marion County court on Thursday, when a judge is expected to sentence him on two counts of obstruction of justice.

Prosecutors say the 79-year-old Cline initially wrote to investigators denying he used his own sperm.

According to court records, paternity tests indicate Cline is likely the biological father of at least two of his patients’ children. Those children allege online genetic tests show he might be the father of 20 others.

No other charges were filed against Cline because Indiana law doesn’t specifically prohibit fertility doctors from using their own sperm.