Fertility Doctor Accused of Using His Own Sperm to Get Patients Pregnant

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Dr. Donald Cline, 77, pleaded not guilty  to two felony obstruction of justice charges for misleading authorities who were investigating complaints from two of the now-adult children against him.

Cline is accused of being the biological father of at least eight people, the youngest of which would be about 30.

The 77-year-old  told six adults who believed they were his children that he had donated his own sperm about 50 times starting in the 1970s.

One of the adult children took a saliva-based DNA test through a private personal genomics company and found that she was related to at least eight other people in its database.

Cline used his own sperm whenever he didn’t have a donor sample available.

Cline’s attorney, Tracy Betz, released a statement saying he is not accused of hiding documents, influencing witnesses or otherwise not cooperating with the attorney general’s investigation.

Cline was released on his own recognizance.

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