Man gets jail time for ejaculating into co-worker's water bottle, must register as sex offender
Michael Kevin Lallana, 32, also was ordered by the court to register as a sex offender, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.
He left semen-laced water bottles on his co-worker’s desk at Northwestern Mutual Finance Network in Newport Beach last year on two separate occasions, district attorney officials said in a statement.
Prosecutors said Lallana committed the crime for sexual gratification.
“He admitted that he was attracted to her, and that it was something about her lips having touched the water bottle that turned him on,” Deputy Dist. Atty. Brock Zimmon said.
The first incident occurred in January 2010 when the victim discarded the water bottle after realizing it was contaminated, prosecutors said.
Four months later, Lallana again deposited his semen into a water bottle and left it on the woman's desk, prosecutors said. She drank from the bottle and detected an “off” taste, her attorney said.
Lallana was arrested last July, and his DNA later was matched to the water bottle. He did not testify at his trial.
His attorneys argued he did not commit criminal battery because there was no application of force, Zimmon said. They also contended Lallana was driven by “narcissistic personality disorder,” not sexual purposes, Zimmon said.
“Their excuse was that he just did this because he was immature,” Zimmon said.
The victim issued an impact statement Friday to the court Friday, saying Lallana’s actions had harmed her emotionally and physically and that she felt it was a form of rape.
“Mr. Lallana has stripped me of my ability to trust,” she said.
Her attorney, Gloria Allred, said the most important aspect of the sentencing was that Lallana must register as a sex offender.
“This is not a joke or a prank, this is serious conduct,” Allred said in an interview. “It’s disgusting and revolting and disturbing.”
Lallana’s attorney Eduardo Madrid declined to comment.
-- Sam Allen
Photo: Michael Lallana. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office