Semen in a Water Bottle? (Sexual Harassment Post)

Semen in a Water Bottle? (Sexual Harassment Post)
Stevens Millancastro Our Creep of the Week - (Photo from La Palma Police)

Some men have fragile egos. They can’t handle rejection very well. Most men understand the simple concept that “no means no,” especially at work. Highlight a woman, ask a co-worker out and she says no… that should be the end of it. But this story would be pretty boring if Stevens Millancastro of Hawthorne, California simply gave up after his advances were rejected by a co-worker.

Millancastro simply couldn’t accept that his coworker wasn’t interested. According to her, he was constantly staring at her. Not a great way to score a date.

When the staring didn’t stop, the coworker went to her boss. There was still time to save his job and stay out of prison but Millancastro was “obsessed” with his coworker. That means he didn’t listen. And this is when things get very creepy.

Prosecutors said that Millancastro began masturbating and depositing his semen in a jar of honey his co-worker kept on her desk. He did this at least eight times. He also spread his semen on her keyboard and computer mouse. (Yes, at times his victim ate the honey not knowing its extra contents.)

It is apparently easier to hide semen in a jar full of honey than in a water bottle. When his victim noticed the water in her bottle was cloudy, she complained again to her boss. Knowing something was up, a hidden camera was set up to record her desk. To use a bad pun, Millancastro was caught red handed.

With the evidence in hand, the police were called. Our creep villain was promptly arrested.

If he was smart, Millancastro would have pled guilty, spared the victim from having to testify and probably earned himself some leniency. He didn’t. Instead despite overwhelming video evidence, he went to trial.

Any hopes of leniency went out the window after being convicted of several misdemeanor counts of assault and battery. In fact, Orange County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Roberts gave Millancastro the maximum sentence allowed by law and not a day less.

As part of his sentence, Mallincastro must also register as a sex offender. He argued that he shouldn’t have to register because he was not likely to reoffend. According to his lawyer, his client’s actions were “highly inappropriate behavior.”

Judge Roberts wasn’t amused by his claims. Said Judge Roberts “He did it again and again and again, and that is very concerning to the court.”

Money Damages for Sexual Harassment

Steven Mallincastro is presently in jail where he belongs. It’s rare that a sexual harassment case is charged criminally but it happens. Simply because the offender goes to prison, however, doesn’t mean the case is over.

Victims of sexual harassment are entitled to monetary damages for their pain and suffering and the mental abuse they endured. That is where we can help.

In most cases, the offender can be sued for their misconduct. Unfortunately, collecting from a dude in jail probably won’t yield much. Often we can hold an offender’s employer responsible for the misconduct of their workers. Employers aren’t automatically responsible, however. In fact, in this case the employer may not be liable.

Employers can be held responsible for the misbehavior of their employees. In this case, it appears that the employer did take action, although the sticky situation lasted quite some time before a surveillance camera was set up to catch the offender. That delay may be enough to tilt the scales in the victim’s favor.

The typical workplace sexual harassment complaint involves:

  • unwanted sexual advances towards you
  • Touching in a suggestive way

    (rubbing, pinching, brushing up against, etc.)

  • Talking repeatedly about sexual escapades or asked probing questions about your love life
  • Staring or looking at you inappropriately
  • Offering you a raise in exchange for sexual favors
  • Making comments about your appearance
  • Sending sexual notes, photos, emails, or videos
  • Telling sexual or gender-based jokes

And now we can add another item to our list, masturbating on your belongings.

We encourage people who are harassed at work or work in a hostile environment to first let the wrongdoer know their advances or behavior is unwelcome. And in most cases, that simple “no” works. Obviously, some cases are more extreme. When extreme behavior occurs, there is no duty to first speak with the offender.

Were You Sexually Harassed at Work?

Our sexual harassment attorneys have the experience and investigative resources to help you prove your case and recover financial damages and your dignity. These are complex cases, too often covered up by untruthful witnesses, aggressive company lawyers, and management denials. Although you're protected by law, it's important that you work with a qualified lawyer who will advocate for you fearlessly.

If you been sexually harassed at work or suffer because of a hostile work environment, visit our sexual harassment FAQ page. Ready to see if you have a case? Contact us online, by email [hidden email] or by phone 877.858.8018.

All inquiries are kept strictly confidential. Cases are handled on a contingent fee basis meaning you never owe us anything for legal fees and costs unless we collect money on your behalf.

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