24 year old spends almost $500,000 to father 15 children with 10 different womenBy Mason White 11:34 AM September 28, 2014
By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A man is being investigated over his desire of having many children.
The man, who is only 24 years old, already has 15 children and he plans on having a lot more.
Mitsutoki Shigeta of Japan, who is from a rich family and is already a successful businessman himself, is being investigated by Interpol for fostering at least 15 children via surrogacy and expressing the desire for many more.
The issue came to light after police raided a house in Bangkok, which belongs to Shigeta, and found nine babies, aged six months to one year old, living in the home and were cared for by nannies.
DNA samples proved that Shigeta is the father of all children, who were at the home. Birth records show that he was the father of six more children.
According to Thai Police, Shigeta hired a total of 11 surrogate mothers to father his children, including four sets of twins. He then went to court to get sole custody of the children.
“I have never seen a case like this,” Major General Apichart Suribunya, Thailand’s Interpol director, said.
Investigators in the case said that police are looking for the reason Shigeta wanted all these babies. They believe that it to be one of two reasons: human trafficking or the exploitation of children.
Police said that he took four of the babies to Cambodia, where he reportedly has invested millions in a property business.
However, Shigeta’s attorney said that his client did nothing wrong and he is not a deadbeat dad. According to his lawyer, all these babies are legal in the country and have birth certificates. He allegedly also set up savings accounts and investments for all the babies.
The babies were now in the custody and being cared for by the state while the investigation is ongoing. Authorities are questioning all mothers and surrogacy agencies involved.