Man who helped create 36 children admits ‘fraud’ at sperm bank
James Aggeles, a Georgia man, walked into a police station and confessed to committing “fraud” at a sperm bank, according to a police report obtained by LawNewz.com. He wanted to “turn himself in.” Aggeles told the officer that he was not truthful about his mental health and his college degree status when he went to Xytex, an Atlanta, Georgia clinic to donate sperm. This comes just months after several parents filed a lawsuit against the sperm bank claiming they were fooled by Aggeles’ “lies.” According to the suit, he helped to create 36 children — 17 girls and 19 boys.
A Toronto Star investigation confirmed that he had actually been diagnosed with mental illness including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder. He had also reportedly been arrested for one count of burglary in 2005. And, never attended college.
“It was like a dream turned nightmare in an instant,” Angie Collins, a plaintiff in the lawsuit, told the Toronto Star.