By Keith Griffith For Dailymail. The prolific sperm donor who claimed to be a genius with a IQ but was revealed to be an ex-con with a history of mental illness has spoken out, apologizing to the parents of the 36 children created with his sperm. Chris Aggeles, 43, broke his silence in an interview with the podcast Donor , six years after his true identity was accidentally revealed by a sperm bank, sparking lawsuits. Instead of the PhD candidate and genius who spoke four languages that he claimed to be, Aggeles was revealed to have served prison time for burglary, and court documents stated he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
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When Angela Collins and her partner wanted to have a child, they reached out to a sperm bank in Georgia to look for potential donors. They thought they had found the perfect match in Donor , described as a man with an I. But in , about seven years after Ms. The donor had a history of mental illness and a criminal record, and had exaggerated his educational accomplishments, they say. Collins and Ms. Hanson, who live in Port Hope, Ontario, about 70 miles east of Toronto, were among three families who filed lawsuits in Ontario Superior Court this month accusing the sperm bank, Xytex Corp.
One Sperm Donor. 36 Children. A Mess of Lawsuits.
On paper, Donor embodied the best genetics had to offer. At least 36 children were born using his donated sperm. More Videos Did sperm donor lie about criminal and health history? Story highlights Families are suing Georgia-based sperm bank Xytex Cry International They say a donor lied about his health history, putting children at risk Xytex says it complies "with all industry standards".
Having a baby by sperm donation is an intensely personal and emotional process. So what happens when you discover that the donor has a genetic health disorder? S perm donor looked good on paper.