Stevens Millancastro, Palmdale, Orange County, California man found guilty of putting semen in co worker water bottle after rejecting romantic advances.
A California man has been found guilty of putting his semen in a La Palma colleague’s water bottle and food jar along with onto her computer equipment after she rejected his romantic advances.
Stevens Millancastro, 30, of Palmdale, Orange County was convicted Monday of multiple counts of misdemeanor assault and battery and determined that he committed the crimes for sexual purposes the Mercury News reports.
Prosecutors allege that Millancastro was obsessed with his co-worker, asked her out on a date, and then began to incessantly stare at her after she turned him down.
The woman asked her boss to tell him to cut it out, but when that didn’t stop him, she filed a sexual harassment complaint with the HR department, prosecutors said.
Then on several occasions, the woman came to work to find a murky substance in her half-full water bottle, between the months of November 2016 and January 2017.
Made victim feel very uncomfortable
Her boss agreed to set up a surveillance camera to monitor her desk, then reviewed the footage when she came into the office on another morning and discovered a ‘milky white substance’ on her keyboard, prosecutors said.
The footage was turned over to detectives who determined that Millancastro waited until the woman left, then smeared something using tissues on her keyboard and mouse, the outlet reported.
Police also found Millancastro’s semen in her water bottle and a bottle of honey she put in her tea every day, the report said.
During the trial, the woman testified that Millancastro made her feel ‘very, very uncomfortable,’ and that she was disgusted by his conduct.
Lifetime registration as sexual offender
Millancastro’s attorney, Michael Morrison, acknowledged that his client’s behavior was ‘highly inappropriate,’ but denied that he was acting out of sexual gratification.
Instead, he claimed that Millancastro was retaliating against the woman over the HR complaint, and was afraid of losing his job or a promotion.
Millancastro is set to be sentenced Oct. 6, and faces up to two years and six months in prison and will be required to file as a sex offender for life.