SANTA ANA – A Palmdale man ejaculated into tissue and then spread his semen on a co-worker’s computer mouse, in her honey jar and in half-consumed bottles of water on her desk in their La Palma office, a prosecutor told an Orange County Superior Court judge Thursday, while the defendant’s attorney said his client was motivated by revenge rather than sexual deviance.
Stevens Millancastro is charged with two counts of battery and three counts of assault, all misdemeanors. At issue in the non-jury bench trial before Judge Kathleen Roberts will be a sentencing enhancement allegation that he committed the crimes in late 2016 and early 2017 for the purpose of sexual gratification, which would require him to register as a sex offender if he’s convicted.
Millancastro and the woman, whose name was not publicly revealed, had worked together since 2014, Deputy District Attorney Laila Nikaien told the judge in her opening statement.
“The defendant actually trained the victim,” Nikaien said.
The woman testified that Millancastro started asking her out via an instant messaging system at work.
“He mentioned something about picking me up. I had no clue what he was talking about,” she testified. “He was basically asking me out to the movies. I said, no, I have a boyfriend.”
“Did he keep asking,” Nikaien asked.
“Yes,” the victim testified. “He would stare at me all day … in an uncomfortable way, a crazy way.”
At one point the defendant gave his co-worker a birthday gift, and continually leered at her during the work day, Nikaien said.
“The defendant would check her out from head to toe,” the prosecutor said. “He would stare at her when she walked to a printer… when she walked to a filing cabinet near her desk… It got so bad… she would wear a sweater around her waist… to prevent him from looking at her.”
Ultimately, she “made an informal complaint to her boss,” the prosecutor said. “He was told to stop, but he kept staring at her. To the point, about a month later… the victim filed a formal complaint with HR for the defendant incessantly staring at her.”
A short time later in November 2016, she noticed a half-consumed bottle of water she had left on her desk looked “cloudy,” so she threw it away, Nikaien said.
“A week after that she left another half drunken bottle of water open on her desk and when she comes back to work again the next day, the water is cloudy and she’s suspicious so she throws it away,” Nikaien said. “A week later she finds another bottle of half-drunken water on her desk and this time she opens it up.”
“It smelled like semen,” the alleged victim testified of the third water bottle found tainted on Jan. 9, 2017.
The woman’s “boss then had a team set up a surveillance camera next to the victim’s desk,” Nikaien said.
On Jan. 12, 2017, the surveillance camera captured the defendant after hours as he “grabbed some tissues and walked over to the bathroom… He masturbates to arousal, he ejaculates… then what we see next on surveillance is he’s holding up the crumpled tissue walking right to the victim’s desk.”
The defendant “smeared” his semen on his co-worker’s computer keyboard, her mouse and in her honey jar, which she would snack from, Nikaien said.
“She didn’t know he had ejaculated into her honey that she had been eating,” the prosecutor said.
The defendant faces three counts of assault for befouling the water bottles because the woman did not drink from them, while the battery charges are related to the honey jar and because she touched the computer mouse after it was vandalized, the prosecutor said.
Millancastro’s attorney, Michael Morrison of the Orange County Public Defender’s Office, said he would not dispute the “highly inappropriate behavior.”
The defense attorney said the “timing of the alleged attacks is very important for the court to consider.”
Millancastro had been working for the company for several years and considered it a “good job” despite a two-hour commute to and from work, Morrison said.
When the woman complained about his leering to human resources, “he got in a lot of trouble. He was in risk of losing his job and promotions,” Morrison said.
Millancastro’s girlfriend at the time was pregnant and he was under “a lot of stress” at the time, Morrison said.
The defendant was “watching pornographic images of some other women” when he masturbated in the office bathroom to produce the semen used in the attacks, Morrison said. “He’s not thinking about this alleged victim.”
Morrison said evidence “will help to show this truly was an act of revenge. The act itself of putting semen on items were not done for sexual gratification or sexual deviancy or a sexual purpose.”
Millancastro’s “sole purpose was seeking revenge,” Morrison said. “In the end we’re going to deny allegations… that he did it for sexual gratification or sexual compulsion.”
15 comments for "Palmdale man charged with smearing semen on coworker’s computer"
… ewww, sex offender! What a creepy guy. Imagine having to go to work in an office, every single day, every guy at the place, exactly like he is –
Maybe he was just trying to duplicate and multiply computer data and didn’t know where to start.
I think that cannibals wouldn’t dare to eat his face because it looks “cloudy”.
Jay Bee says
… better watch-out, never turn your back, all these Democrat soy boys, are 1st class creeps –
IgnacioP. Goes Down says
You wrote you 2 names in the wrong order, Jay Bee.
And, you thought you were so good at it.
Tim Rosado says
Notice how the title says “Palmdale man”? …As if the city of Palmdale has anything to do with this?
Sometimes these articles really go out of their way to demonize places. How often do you see an article with the title “Santa Clarita man…” or “Simi Valley man” ?
“So… what are you in here for?”
Typical republican loser
And just what in this story even begins to indicate what political party he is associated with? Please clarify for me.
I’ll clarify that that was some other Alby that used a perv to bash Republicans. Mister Squishy Napkins has no place in either side of the political arena, let alone on planet earth. He is most likely gonna have to keep an eye on all of his juice bottles while he’s in the slammer.
Chances are he’s just another deviant Democrat. California is full of them
The Grabber is President says
We’ve got a “kitty grabber” for president.
I guess the guys who voted for Trump are fine if he grabs their wives, sisters, mothers, daughters.
I guess the women who voted for Trump would be fine if he grabbed them or their daughters, etc.
The Republicans are sick, sick, sick.
Is BobM a Republican? Take a guess.
IgnacioP. Goes Down says
You don’t know how to read English, IgnacioP.
Your comment makes no sense as you try to defend the indefensible Trump. You do know he grabbed women that DIDN’T WANT TO BE GRABBED DON’T YOU?
What is my kind, Ignacio, someone who doesn’t want a president who grabs women that don’t want it, who pays porn stars to keep quiet while he has a big mouth himself, who runs a fraud university and charity.
And, a president who lies a dozen times a day and lies about stuff he just said on tape and says he didn’t say what we just heard him say. That guy. Your guy.
We know you’d love, just love, to toss Trump’s “salad” on New York’s 5th Avenue. Don’t deny it. You practically admitted here in your comment.
Be careful out there women. The most dangerous thing to a woman is a man in most cases.
Steven looks like a COVID-19 candidate.