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US man suing ex for stealing his sperm and conceiving baby

Saturday, 2 March 2013
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March 02:

Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A man from Louisiana is suing a fertility clinic and his former girlfriend after the sperm bank handed over two vials of his sperm in a “paper lunch sack” to the woman who then conceived a child without his permission.

Lawyer Cade Bernsen accuses Toby Devall of having “bluffed her way into getting the sperm” and created a baby without ex-boyfriend Layne Hardin’s consent “purposefully out of vindictiveness and to punish him for breaking up with her,” ABC News reported.

Hardin also alleges that the sperm bank and an affiliated fertility clinic had an “utter lack of safeguards and protections,” according to his lawyer.

Now, Hardin could be asked to pay child support for the 2-year-old boy, despite never authorizing the use of his sperm or having met the child.

In 2002, Hardin, 44, and then girlfriend, Katherine LeBlanc, 40, agreed to freeze Hardin’s sperm after having a son, who is now 12, and Hardin decided to undergo a vasectomy, according to court papers.

Bernsen, who represented both Hardin and LeBlanc, said that the couple signed a contract with a sperm bank giving any future access to the sperm solely to LeBlanc if she decided to conceive another child. They paid annually to keep the sperm cryogenically frozen.

The couple subsequently broke up, and Hardin began dating Toby Devall.

Hardin and Devall had a “volatile, on-and-off again relationship” that ended two years ago, Bernsen said.

Hardin and LeBlanc allege that Devall in 2011 walked into the Texas Andrology Services sperm bank, asked for and was given Hardin’s sperm, no questions asked, Bernsen said.

She then went next door to the affiliated Obstetrical and Gynecological Associated fertility clinic and was inseminated, the lawyer said.

“They had a written contract that specified only two people that could access this sperm, yet the sperm bank let someone walk in off the street and take two vials of sperm in a paper lunch sack… They never checked. That’s what’s frightening,” Bernsen said. (ANI)

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