Sperm Donor Who Allegedly Fathered 36 Kids and Claimed Genius-Level IQ Admits 'He Was Not Truthful': Police
Chris Aggeles allegedly told an Athens, Georgia, detective "he was not truthful" to a sperm bank when filling out paperwork about his background
A Georgia man who allegedly fathered at least 36 children via donated sperm, while claiming to have an Einstein-level IQ, allegedly told investigators last week he’d provided false biographical information to a sperm bank that is now being sued by at least 10 families, PEOPLE confirms.
James “Chris” Aggeles allegedly walked into the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, in Athens, Georgia, on Aug. 23 to confess, according to a police report obtained by PEOPLE.
Aggeles, 39, allegedly told a detective “that he was not truthful” to the sperm bank – Xytex, which is based out of Augusta, Georgia – when filling out paperwork that asked questions about his background. The report did not specify what Aggeles may have been untruthful about.
Aggeles has not been charged with any crime, police said.
According to previous reports, his donor profile on Xytex’s website listed him as having an IQ of 160 – the same as physicist Albert Einstein.
Aggeles was reportedly listed in his donor profile as healthy, with no history of mental disease, and it said he had earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees – and was working on a PhD in neuroscience engineering
Aggeles, who allegedly dropped out of college, had asked to remain an anonymous donor, but was identified in 2014 through a privacy breach, according to previous reports.
Since then, 10 couples have filed suit against Xytex, alleging the sperm bank provided them with false information about their donor.
PEOPLE was provided with a copy of one of the lawsuits, which alleges Aggeles has had diagnoses of bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder and schizophrenia.
That suit further claims Aggeles has previously admitted to having schizoaffective disorder.
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Four of the families are from Canada, with five from the United States and one from U.K.
The claims against Xytex have not been proven in court, and the company maintains it has done nothing wrong.
Neither Xytex’s lawyer, Ted Lavender, nor Aggeles’ lawyer, James Johnson, immediately returned calls seeking comment.
In a previous statement, Xytex said it was “reviewing and investigating the allegations asserted.”
“A global industry leader of reproductive services that complies with FDA and other agency auditing annually, Xytex absolutely denies any assertion that it failed to comply with the highest standards for testing,” the statement said.
Police say an investigation into Aggeles is ongoing.
Aggeles’ sperm has been used to create at least 36 children, the lawsuit claims. But authorities believe he may have fathered even more children.