In a shocking incident that surfaced recently, in a claimed that was filed, a sperm bank boss used his own samples to impregnate women through IVF treatment.
Parents of the children are now seeking a legal action and are knocking the court’s gate so that they can get permission from the court to carry on the DNA on Jan Karbaat, who ran the Bijdorp clinic near Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Mr Karbaat died last month aged 89.
In a first case that unfolded, a woman who used the medical centre claimed that they have noticed their children have similar features to Mr Karbaat and that features such as eye color do not match their official donors’ profiles.
Boasting about his good health and intelligence, one even admitted of falling for the same practice. “I see at home how my son’s life has been affected. He was so angry when Karbaat died, and that he was taking this to his grave,” she said.
Their lawyer, Tim Bueters, told Dutch media the women felt “like they were raped by Karbaat”, who reportedly told them he was obtaining “fresh seed” from a room adjacent to where insemination took place.
Petitioning a court for the right to carry out DNA testing on Mr Karbaat, he said: “It’s a fundamental right to know where you came from.”
Lisette de Haan, for Mr Karbaat’s family, said there was “not the slightest evidence” to support the women’s claims. She asked that the family’s privacy be respected.
Authorities have already seized one of his toothbrushes and a nasal trimmer