SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who put his semen in a co-worker’s water bottle and on her computer was convicted Monday of assault and battery for sexual purposes.
Stevens Millancastro, 30, of Palmdale was convicted of misdemeanors by an Orange County judge and must register as a sex offender, the Orange County Register reported.
Millancastro was obsessed with his co-worker and stared at her incessently after she turned him down for a date, prosecutors said.
After she filed a formal human resources complaint, Millancastro placed semen several times in her half-full water bottle — which she noticed as a cloudy substance — in a jar of honey she used for tea and on her computer keyboard, prosecutors said.
Millancastro’s attorney, Michael Morrison, agreed that his client engaged in “highly inappropriate behavior” but said it was retaliation for the woman’s complaint and wasn’t based on sexual gratification.
Millancastro was afraid he might lose a promotion or his job, the attorney said.
The events took place in La Palma in November 2016 and January 2017.
Millancastro could face up to two years and six months behind bars.