Man accused of contaminating co-worker's water

Authorities say he twice put semen in her water bottle at Newport Beach and Orange offices.

August 17, 2010|From KTLA-5 News

SANTA ANA — A Fullerton man was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of ejaculating into his female co-worker's water bottle on two separate occasions at their company's offices in Newport Beach and Orange.

Michael Kevin Lallana, 31, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of releasing an offensive material in a public place and assault, with sentencing allegations for committing a crime for sexual gratification.

If convicted, he faces three months to three years in jail with mandatory sex offender registration.

Lallana was released on $500 bail and is set to be arraigned Sept. 14 in Santa Ana.

The incident happened Jan. 14 at the Northwestern Mutual Mortgage Co. in Newport Beach, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.


Investigators say Lallana entered the victim's office and deposited his semen into a water bottle that was on his co-worker's desk.

The defendant is accused of leaving the semen-filled water bottle on the victim's desk.

When she returned to her desk, the unidentified victim, who was unaware of the bottle's contents, drank the contaminated water. She threw it away after feeling sick, investigators say.

Three months later, the victim and six other employees, including the defendant, were transferred to Northwestern Mutual Mortgage Co.'s Orange branch. That's where a second incident occurred, according to officials.

On April 9, Lallana is accused of assaulting the same victim by depositing his ejaculation into another water bottle that the victim left on her desk. The victim took a sip from the bottle and felt sick. She decided to send the specimen to a private lab to be tested.

The lab contacted her and told her the water bottle contained semen, police said.

The victim then notified the Orange Police Department.

DNA tests reportedly confirmed that the semen belonged to Lallana. He was arrested at his Fullerton home by officers with the Orange Police Department.

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