Man who ejaculated in co-worker's water bottle ordered to pay restitution
Orange County Superior Court Judge Walter Schwarm ordered Michael Kevin Lallana, 32, to pay $27,410.80 to the woman for loss of wages, therapy and medical expenses, including the money she paid to have the tainted water tested.
Lallana, who was found guilty of two misdemeanor charges of battery in February, left the semen-laced water on his co-worker's desk at the Northwestern Mutual Finance Network in Newport Beach on two separate occasions last year.
The woman drank from the bottles both times, throwing the first one away after detecting an unusual taste. After the second incident, she saved the bottle and sent it to a private laboratory for testing. Two months later, results showed the water bottle contained semen and the woman contacted authorities.
Lallana was arrested in July 2010 and his DNA was later matched to the water bottle. Prosecutors said during his trial that Lallana had committed the act for sexual gratification because he was attracted to his co-worker.
In April, Lallana was sentenced to six months in jail and three years’ probation. He also was ordered to register as a sex offender.
-- Kate Mather
Photo: Michael Kevin Lallana. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office