SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A man convicted of twice ejaculating into a co-worker's drinking water has lost his appeal.
A panel of Orange County judges upheld the conviction of 32-year-old Michael Kevin Lallana.
Lallana, of Fullerton, was convicted in February of two misdemeanor counts of battery.
In April, he was sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation.
He was also required to register as a sex offender and ordered to pay $27,411 in restitution to cover the victims lost income and therapy costs, prosecutors said.
Lallana worked with the victim, identified only as Tiffany G., at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in Newport Beach.
Lallana "felt that was as close as he could get" to the 29-year-old executive assistant, said Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon.
"He did it for the purpose of sexual gratification."
Lallana admitted that he ejaculated into an "attractive" co-worker's water bottle because "her lips had touched it," but told detectives he never thought she would drink it.
The incident happened on January 14, 2010, while both employees were working at the mortgage company, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.
Investigators say Lallana entered the victim's office and deposited his semen into a water bottle that was on his co-worker's desk.
The defendant is accused of leaving the semen-filled water bottle on the victim's desk which she drank when she returned to her office.
The victim, who was unaware of the bottle's contents, drank the contaminated water.
She threw it away after feeling sick, investigators say.
Three months later, the victim and six other employees, including the defendant, were transferred to the Northwestern Mutual Mortgage Company's Orange branch.
That's where a second incident occurred, according to officials.
On April 9, 2010, Lallana is accused of assaulting the same victim by depositing his ejaculation into another water bottle that the victim left on her desk. The victim took a sip from the bottle, then felt sick. She decided to send the specimen to a private lab to be tested.
The lab contacted her and told her the water bottle contained semen, police said.
The victim then notified the Orange Police Department.
DNA tests confirmed the semen belonged to Lallana.
Appeal Denied for Man Who Ejaculated into Co-worker's Water Bottle
Michael Lallana admitted he ejaculated into a co-worker's water bottle because "her lips had touched it."
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