Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Case # 10CM06148
August 17, 2010
Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
MAN ARRESTED AFTER EJACULATING TWO TIMES INTO FEMALE CO-WORKER’S WATER BOTTLE
WHILE AT WORK
SANTA ANA – A man was arrested today on charges of ejaculating twice into a female co-worker’s water bottle on her office desk. Michael Kevin Lallana, 31, Fullerton, is charged with two misdemeanor counts each 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 a sentence ranging from a minimum of three months to a maximum of three years in jail with mandatory sex offender registration. The People requested Lallana be held on $10,000 bail. The defendant is out of custody on $500 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned September 14, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-46, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
In 2005, Lallana is accused of meeting a co-worker, in her twenties, Jane Doe, while working at Northwestern Mutual Mortgage Company in Newport Beach. On Jan. 14, 2010, Lallana is accused of assaulting Jane Doe by entering the victim’s office and depositing his ejaculation into a water bottle that was on her desk. The defendant is accused of leaving the semen-filled water bottle on the victim’s desk which Jane Doe later drank upon returning to her office. The victim, unaware of the bottle’s contents, drank the contaminated water. She threw it away after feeling sickened and irritated.
Approximately three months later, Jane Doe and six other employees, including the defendant, were transferred to the Northwestern Mutual Mortgage Company’s Orange branch. On April 9, 2010, Lallana is accused of assaulting Jane Doe by depositing his ejaculation into a water bottle that the victim left on her desk. The defendant is accused of leaving the contaminated bottle on Jane Doe’s desk and returning to his office. The victim later returned to her office and drank from the semen-filled water bottle. She was sickened and irritated. She sent it to a private lab to be tested.
In June 2010, Jane Doe was contacted by the private lab who confirmed that the water bottle contained semen. The victim reported the incidents to the Orange Police Department (OPD). In early July, following further investigation by the OPD and Orange County Crime Lab, the defendant was linked through DNA to the crimes. Lallana was arrested early this morning outside his Fullerton home by OPD.
Deputy District Attorney Bobby Taghavi is prosecuting this case.