A 69-year-old convicted sex offender reportedly asked a judge for permission to leave jail so that he can go to a sperm bank to make a donation.
According to reports, Yova Kana Shaday filed a letter at Brooklyn Federal Court saying that he was robbed of his "last opportunity to be fruitful and multiply." Shaday begged Federal Judge Edward Korman for the opportunity to donate sperm as he awaited trial for failing to register as a sex offender in New York, knowing that he will likely spend years in prison.
“Pls [sic] your honor I pray the court to consider this very serious truth in releasing me,” Shaday reportedly wrote in the letter. “The gravity of this extenuating circumstance is in your hands ... I’m afraid that if I’m incarcerated (5-10) years I will be released too late to ever (donate sperm) again and join a sperm bank.”
“May your god lead you to be fruitful and multiply, please,” he wrote in closing.
Shaday added a "P.S." to the letter, noting that the sperm would go to an unidentified “specific receiver.”
Shaday had previously been convicted of molesting minors two different times back in 2005 and 2008. He spent three years behind bars after his first offense and 180 days after his second in 2008. The 69-year-old apparently reported his bicycle missing to NYPD officers a few months back, and that’s when his named was flagged for being a sex offender. When he was tracked down, it was determined that he had never registered in New York. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.
Reports note that upon hearing the request to donate sperm, Judge Korman immediately said no.