In a bizarre battle over twins, a man called cops to claim his sperm had been stolen.
After his former lover gave birth to twin baby boys, an unnamed high-flying Turkish businessman called the police to report his sperm had been stolen.
In an unusual court case involving twin baby boys, a Turkish court ruled that a man’s sperm could not have been “stolen.”
Sevtap Sensari, now 45 years old, met a recently divorced high-powered businessman who had made a fortune in the textile industry in the year 2000.
His true identity is unknown, and he is only identified by the initials HST in court documents.
They got together and started dating.
He decided he wanted a son, and they agreed that in vitro fertilization would be the best way to ensure a boy.
Once a DNA test proved the baby was his, he promised to marry her, register the child in his name, and financially support them both once the boy was born.
She traveled to Cyprus with his sperm in 2015 to have the procedure done because Turkey’s medical system does not allow unmarried couples to do so.
She chose and implanted two male embryos, and nine months later she gave birth to twin baby boys.
When she asked HST, 61, to fulfill his end of the bargain, he refused, causing a squabble and allegations that he abused both the mother and the boys domestically.
She ended the relationship and went to court to have him recognized as the father, asking for £26,900 in paternity fees.
“He silenced and suppressed me for 17 years with beatings and violence,” she said, “but I couldn’t let this go on after the children were born.”
HST, on the other hand, refused to provide a DNA sample, claiming that his sperm had been stolen and that the police were looking into the matter.
A court in the Turkish province of Izmir has now ruled that if Ms Sensari was able to obtain any of his sperm, he must have given it to her voluntarily.
The paternity case is still pending, despite the fact that the court has acknowledged that the theft case is no longer relevant and that the man is the father.
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