A CONMAN who made millions selling SPERM to lesbians was jailed yesterday.
John Gonzales, 45, hit the headlines in 2003 when he started an internet firm charging up to £2,000 a time to women who wanted a tot.
Two years later the notorious www.mannotincluded.com website – which earned him the title Seedy Gonzales – went into liquidation with debts of more than £220,000.
But Gonzales kept selling sperm on the web. Debts A probe by the Department for Business and Enterprise revealed he lied to officials, forged documents and falsified debts in order to avoid handing over his assets and continue trading under a different name.
He invented debts of more than £100,000 and claimed they were owed to a firm in Cyprus. Finally his business collapsed last year.
Gonzales – who called himself the Stelios of sperm and lived the high life on the Costa del Sol in Spain – owed £21,000 to the courier firm that delivered the samples.
No money was owed to donors for the site. But it is still unclear where Gonzales obtained the sperm.
Two years ago health experts warned that buying sperm over the internet was dangerous.
It could be riddled with disease or even come from ANIMALS, Department of Health chiefs said.
Mannotincluded.com had initial financial success.
The site’s first baby, a boy, was born to lesbians Jaime Saphier, 26, and Sarah Watkinson, 31, of Liverpool.
Gonzales continued to pull in more customers – while The Sun exposed him for failing to provide maintenance for his own kids.
Ex-wife Deborah, 48, of Rotherham, South Yorks, claimed he owed £6,000 for daughters Amber 12, and Jade, 16. She divorced him for adultery in 1994.
Yesterday Gonzales was jailed for 16 months after being found guilty of fraud, perjury and forgery at Wood Green Crown Court, London.
After the case, business minister Pat McFadden, said: “The Government is determined to crack down on cheats who profit by deception. When someone lies about their assets they are effectively stealing from honest creditors.
“This sends a clear message to would-be fraudsters that they won’t get away with it.”