Donald Cline’s current age and when he stopped practising

Netflix continues to draw attention and raise awareness of startling true stories, focusing a lens on the ordeals of a wide spectrum of victims.

One of the latest documentaries to generate discussion comes courtesy of Our Father.

Hitting the platform on Wednesday, May 11th 2022, the movie provides an account of the acts committed by Donald Cline and those who discovered they shared something in common as a result.

Before we investigate Donald Cline’s age, let’s address who he is.

Netflix’s Our Father explores unsettling true story

Donald Cline was a doctor responsible for fathering a number of his patients’ children without their knowledge.

The Atlantic reports he inseminated his patients with his own sperm, something that emerged in 2017 when Heather Woock received a Facebook message from someone claiming to be her half-sibling.

The revelation triggered a chain of events that led to other people discovering Cline was their biological father, while their mothers had gone to Cline for fertility treatment.

DNA tests confirmed Heather Woock was Cilne’s biological child, as were at least 50 others.

Donald Cline’s current age

NewsUnzip reports Donald Cline is now 84 years old.

The Metro reports Cline’s ‘fertility fraud’ isn’t classed as a crime under federal or state law in Indiana. However, in 2017 Cline was convicted on two counts of obstructing a police investigation and was given a one-year suspended prison sentence.

In 2018, Cline had his medical licence revoked by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana. Although Cline retired in 2009, he is unable to get it back so will never be a practising doctor again.

‘Active around his community’

During an interview with The Guardian, Our Father director Lucie Jourdan revealed Donald Cline is still alive:

“Some people online have said he’s dead. He’s not dead. He’s active around his community. He’s going to grandchildren’s swim meets and things like that. There’s no hiding. That’s the thing, he’s still out and about.”

She added: “In his head, I don’t think he thinks he’s done much wrong.”

Our Father is now streaming on Netflix.

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