‘Father of 15’ Testifies at Surrogate Trial

February 7, 2018

(Bangkok Post) – A Japanese man who fathered at least a dozen babies using Thai surrogate mothers appeared in court via video conference Tuesday, testifying in a case in which he is suing for paternal rights. The lawyer for Mitsutoki Shigeta said that the Central Juvenile Court, where the case that has drawn wide attention is being heard, will issue its ruling on Feb 20. Mr Shigeta, 28, currently lives in Japan, from where he testified. He reportedly hired many Thai women to bear his children in 2014.

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