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Kenyan-based Dutchman with 550 children sued for risking accidental incest

A Kenyan-based Dutch national who has so far fathered 550 children across the globe has been sued for allegedly increasing the risk of accidental incest.

Mr Jonathan Jacob Meijer, 41, who is said to have donated sperm to over 13 clinics, including 11 in his home country the Netherlands, had been warned not to go on with the donations.

Meijer, who lives in Kenya, has continued to donate his sperm outside the Netherlands, including in Denmark and Ukraine, according to the Dutch DonorKind Foundation, which has filed a civil lawsuit against him.

The group alleges that the serial sperm donor has lied about the number of children he has fathered.

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“We are taking action against this man because the government is doing nothing,” DonorKind Chairman Ties van der Meer told the Telegraph.

The civil case is being brought by a Dutch mother of one of Mr Meijer’s children, who has been named only as Eva and had the child in 2018.

“If I had known he had already fathered more than 100 children I would never have chosen him. If I think about the consequences this could have for my child I am sick to my stomach,” the woman said.

Donorkind wants the court to order Mr Meijer to stop donating sperms and to find out which clinics he has donated to.

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It also wants all his sperm in storage to be destroyed unless it is reserved for a woman who already has one of his children.

Nairobi News has established that in 2017, Mr Meijer was blacklisted for fathering 102 children.

The constitution in Netherlands states that a person who is out to donate sperms should only father 25 children.

They are also not allowed to impregnate more than 12 women to prevent inbreeding or psychological problems for kids who find out they have myriad siblings.

It has now emerged that Mr Meijer went on donating sperms in countries like Denmark and Ukraine.

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