Grand Junction Doctor Accused of Using Own Sperm to Impregnate Patients
Finding out your family history can be fun, but 9 people in Colorado and across the U.S. have uncovered a dark secret about theirs.
According to a report from KJCT News 8, Dr. Paul B. Jones is in the midst of a major trial after being accused of using his own sperm to inseminate several of his patients.
Who is Dr. Paul B. Jones?
Dr. Jones is reported to have a medical degree from Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College which he received in 1965.
Since that time, Dr. Jones practiced medical care for over 50 years. That is until Dr. Jones surrendered his medical license when the lawsuit was brought forth.
How were Dr. Jones' Transgressions Discovered?
Like many others, Maia Emmons-Boring decided to take a look into her family history by completing an at-home DNA test.
Just a short time later Emmons-Boring received a communication from another woman from the website she used to do the DNA test. The woman turned out to be Emmons-Boring half-sibling, but that was the least shocking thing discovered.
As it turns out, they had many other half-siblings, who all were linked to Dr. Jones. Another common thread? Each person's mother had been treated for infertility by Dr. Jones.
The women were told they were being inseminated by an anonymous donor who was young, and healthy.
What they weren't told is that it would be from Dr. Jones himself.
Colorado Law Brought Forth Due to Dr. Jones
Dr. Jones is currently on trial but claims he did nothing wrong and even asked for the suit to be dismissed because the women received artificial insemination, which is "what they requested."
Now, thanks to Dr. Jones, doctors who do not receive consent from their patients for donors will now face criminal charges such as a class 6 felony and up to 18 months in prison, plus a fine of up to $100,000.
This law was brought forth with HB 20-1014 in 2020. The law applies to insemination, donation of eggs or sperm, donation of embryos, in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer, and sperm injections.
Allegedly Dr. Jones told investigative reporter KUSA-TV Chris Vanderveen that he would not take a DNA test:
“Because I don’t want to have any incriminating evidence against me.”