Dr. Donald L. Cline is a 77-year-old physician in Indiana who allegedly is also the potential father to at least 50 children. The latter came to light via a Fox 59 investigation into a series of claims against Cline that landed him in front of a superior court on Monday, facing ” two felony counts of obstruction of justice after telling an investigator that he never inseminated his patients with his own sperm,” all despite records and DNA testing showing a 99.9 percent probability to the contrary.
Cline pleaded not guilty to the charges, but the accusations against him are piling up. Numerous patients connected to Cline used various genealogy sites like Ancestry.com to help “piece together their conception.” The problem for those who reportedly visited Dr. Cline and are not accusing him of misconduct is that they also found that they were related to at 70 of Cline’s relatives, reaching out to some of them on Facebook. This led to a meeting between the doctor and some of the siblings involved in the case, according to the Indianapolis Star, which added more fuel to the allegations:
At that meeting, according to court records, Cline told one of his alleged biological daughters that he felt pressured to use his own sperm when he did not have access to donor sperm. He said he donated sperm about 50 times.
“It was unethical what he did. He was telling his patients one thing and doing another,” one of the siblings told Fox59’s Angela Ganote. “I want to find out as much truth as I can but I know deep down that we never will know the complete truth as to how many siblings we do have.”