Indiana fertility doctor plans to change plea in case

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An Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm is expected to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators.

Dr. Donald Cline, who pleaded not guilty last year to two counts of obstruction of justice, will appear in court in December for a change of plea hearing.

Attorneys for Cline said Tuesday he plans to plead guilty.

Cline initially wrote to investigators denying he used his own sperm.

According to court records, paternity tests indicate Cline is likely the biological father of at least two of his patients’ children. Those children allege online genetic tests show the 78-year-old may be the father of 20 others.

No other charges were filed against Cline because Indiana doesn’t specifically prohibit fertility doctors from using their own sperm.

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