A jury on Thursday convicted a Fullerton man for ejaculating into his coworker’s water bottle while they worked in Newport Beach, and a second time later when they worked in Orange.
Michael Kevin Lallana, 32, was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of battery with an enhancement for doing it for sexual gratification and faces up to a year in jail and having to register as a sex offender at his sentencing.
When Lallana worked at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in Newport Beach in January 2010, he took his coworker’s water bottle off her desk when she wasn’t there.
He then ejaculated into it and put it back on her desk without telling her. The woman drank the water, realized it was contaminated with something and threw it away.
Lallana did it again three months later after they’d been transferred to a branch in Orange. This time though, the woman didn’t throw away the bottle.
She took it to a private lab, which concluded that it contained semen. The woman took her findings to police, who matched the semen with Lallana’s DNA, and then arrested him.
Lallana is scheduled to be sentenced April 22 at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.