David Daleiden, 27, the man who targeted Planned Parenthood by posing as a biotechnology representative while attempting to purchase fetal tissue, turned himself in to Texas authorities on Thursday morning.
A grand jury in Houston indicted Daleiden for tampering with a governmental records, a felony and the lesser charge of violating the prohibition of the purchase and sale of human organs. His co-conspirator, Sandra Merrit, who created a shell company in order to buy aborted fetal tissue was also charged with the same felony. She turned herself in the day before.
Daleiden walked into a Houston courtroom, accompanied by his Thomas More Society Special Counsels, to post a $3,000 bond and leave again. A group of pro-lifers holding signs cheered him on as he walked into the courthouse.
— Mike Friedrich (@FriedrichMedia) February 4, 2016
If convicted of a felony, Daleiden who founded the anti-choice Center for Medical Progress, could receive up to 20 years in prison.
Daleiden and Merrit’s attorneys say their clients will plead not guilty.
David Daleiden just walked into court to face feliny charge linked to undercover videos of planned parenthood. pic.twitter.com/idPHPJ2n0x
— Melissa Correa (@MCorreaKHOU) February 4, 2016
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