California man put semen in co-worker’s water bottle and honey, smeared it on her desk after she refused date
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: A man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for contaminating a female colleague’s belongings with his semen. Stevens Millancastro was sentenced on October 13 after being convicted of three misdemeanor counts of assault and two misdemeanor counts of battery, prosecutors said. The 30-year-old had masturbated and ejaculated into the water bottles of the victim, a honey jar of her, and also spread it on her keyboard while working with her between 2014 and 2017 in La Palma. “Today’s sentence was the maximum allowed under the law, and Judge Roberts’ imposition of the maximum possible sentence and the requirement for him to register as a sex offender is a recognition of the trauma inflicted on an innocent woman who was simply trying to do her job in the workplace,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer.
The woman saved herself from consuming the contaminated water but mistakenly took honey from the jar "over a period of time". As per The Sun, Millancastro was so obsessed with the woman that he used to stare at her continuously. He also approached her for a date, but she declined. The victim informed her supervisor after noticing the changed color of her water for the third time; and after her complaint, a surveillance camera was installed in her office. One morning, when the woman came into the office and touched her computer mouse, she realized it was smeared with semen. The surveillance footage was checked and it was found Millancastro went inside her office when she was not there. She then filed a report with the La Palma police department, which after investigation arrested Millancastro.
While testifying against Millancastro, the woman said he made her feel “very, very uncomfortable", and his acts “disgusted” her. The man’s lawyer, Michael Morrison, also agreed with the woman and dubbed his criminal behavior as “highly inappropriate”, but said that his client’s actions were a revenge act since she made an official complaint against him. Morrison said the victim’s act left Millancastro angry as well as worried about his job or a promotion. The attorney said his client’s behavior was not because of sexual gratification. But Orange County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Roberts dismissed those claims.
Roberts also ordered Millancastro to register as a sex-offender and stated that he behaved in an “extremely sexually aggressive” way and “deliberately infected” the woman’s personal things. His actions left the victim “emotionally devastated.” “He did it again and again and again, and that is very concerning to the court,” Roberts said, adding it was a part of a strategy that somehow the woman could consume Millancastro’s semen as she rejected his advances and complained about him.
Regarding the sex offender registry, Millancastro’s attorney argued that “Mr. Millancastro is not a danger to re-offend. Clearly, this was a very specific, pointed, situational circumstance.” But the prosecutor disagreed as he said the man had subjected his colleague to his “sexual perversion.” “The public has a right to be warned of his deviancy,” Deputy District Attorney Laila Nikaien added.