A California man has been accused of masturbating in a co-worker's office and contaminating items on her desk, including a water bottle and a honey jar, with semen.
Stevens Millancastro, 27, was arrested and charged with two counts of battery and three counts of attempted vandalism on Nov. 17. Because of the sexual nature of Millancastro's alleged crimes, the charges carry additional penalties, according to KABC.
If found guilty, Millancastro faces up to two years and six months in jail. He could also be required to register as a sex offender.
Millancastro and the victim had worked together at Mega Western Sales in La Palma since 2014, according to KTLA.
"Two times between November and December 2016, the defendant is accused of masturbating at their office in La Palma and putting his semen in the victim's honey jar," prosecutors said, according to KABC. "Between Nov. 24, 2016 and Jan. 13, 2017, [the victim] consumed the contaminated honey approximately every other day without knowing it contained the defendant's semen."
Prosecutors also say that Millancastro ejaculated into the victim's water bottle on two separate occasions. Both times the victim noticed the water was cloudy and threw the bottle away.
After Millancastro allegedly ejaculated into the victim's water bottle for a third time, the victim informed a supervisor, who placed a hidden camera in the office.
"On Jan. 13, 2017, [the victim] sat at her desk and touched her computer mouse, which was smeared with semen," prosecutors said, according to KABC. Millancastro was allegedly caught on camera entering the victim's office just before this incident.
Millancastro was fired from Mega Western Sales in January, around the same time the victim reported him to police.
If prosecutors can prove that Millancastro's alleged crimes were committed for "sexual gratification or because of sexual compulsion," they can require him to register as a sex offender, despite the misdemeanor charges, according to KTLA.
"It gives the court that discretion to order that registry at the end of the case," prosecutor Brock Zimmon told KTLA.
Millancastro was allowed to leave custody on $500 bail.
In October, a similar alleged crime was uncovered in Southern California. In this incident, a music teacher gave students homemade flutes that were allegedly contaminated with semen, according to The Washington Post.
"My kids have brought these flutes home," one parent told KCBS at the time. "They're putting their mouths on it, and they're playing with these instruments. And for someone to contaminate it with their bodily fluids, that's disgusting. My kids could've gotten sick."