Thomas Ray Lippert

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Thomas Ray Lippert (1950–1999) was a former convict and former business law professor at Southwest State College in Marshall, Minn. who worked at a fertility clinic named Reproductive Medical Technologies Inc. in Utah from 1988 to the mid 1990s where he reportedly replaced customers' semen with his own. [1] [2] In 1974-1975 he was arrested and later convicted for kidnapping. [3] [4] [5] [6]

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The website Was Your Child Fathered by Thomas Lippert? has been set up by CeCe Moore, a genealogist. She created the site due to her concerns that other children may have been fathered by Lippert. The site provides a comprehensive list of steps that should be taken, if a family is concerned with the possibility of Lippert's deceptions. [7]

CeCe Moore American genealogist

CeCe Moore is a genetic genealogist who has appeared as a guest on many TV shows and as a consultant on others such as Finding Your Roots. She has helped law enforcement agencies in identifying suspects in over 50 cold cases in one year using DNA and genetic genealogy.

Genealogy study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history

Genealogy is the study of families, family history, and the tracing of their lineages. Genealogists use oral interviews, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives. Although generally used interchangeably, strictly speaking, "genealogy" begins with a person who is usually deceased and traces his or her descendants forward in time, whereas, "family history" begins with a person who is usually living and traces his or her ancestors.

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References

  1. Michelle Castillo (10 January 2014). "Families in fear after rogue employee may have swapped own sperm at Utah fertility clinic". cbsnews.com.
  2. "...kidnapper swapped dad's sperm with his own" author Louise Boyle. Published by Associated Newspapers Ltd Part of the Daily Mail
  3. Linda Witt (October 20, 1975). "Was Susan Cochran Kidnapped or Merely Being Wooed in a Strange Courtship?". people.com.
  4. Matthew Piper (January 10, 2014). "Report: Utah kidnapper is woman's father due to semen switch". The Salt Lake Tribune.
  5. "Lawyer to stress vulnerability of kidnap victim to mind control". Lakeland Ledger. December 11, 1975. p. 9a.
  6. "FBI agents arrest Thomas Lippert" (PDF). Marshall Independent. March 13, 1975. p. 10 (12 of 44). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 5, 2013.
  7. Boyle, Louise (10 January 2014). "Convicted Utah kidnapper swapped his sperm at a fertility clinic". Associated Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 7 March 2017.

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