DOCUMENT: Revolting, Crime

Man Admits Injecting Semen Into Yogurt

Procter & Gamble employee tainted food of coworkers

Yogurt Sample

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Another Yogurt Plea

OCTOBER 12--A 60-year-old Pennsylvania man yesterday was charged with injecting his semen into “multiple food containers” during a 10-month period ending earlier this year, according to court records.

Joseph Bartorillo, who has agreed to cop to a federal charge of tampering with consumer products, struck a plea agreement that calls for him to be sentenced to two years in prison.

Bartorillo has admitted that he injected his semen into the yogurt of two female coworkers at a Procter & Gamble plant in Wyoming County. He did this, one investigator told TSG, on 13 occasions.

A felony criminal information filed in U.S. District Court alleges that Bartorillo “did knowingly and intentionally taint multiple food containers by injecting his semen into the containers on multiple occasions,” but the document does not detail his motive for doing this.

Federal investigators have declined to provide further details about Bartorillo’s crime. In announcing Bartorillo’s charge, a prosecutor said that all of the tainted food containers were recovered and presented "no danger to the public."

Bartorillo’s Facebook page reports that he has worked at Procter & Gamble, the consumer products giant, but does not specify his job responsibilities.

The Bartorillo case is the second time in a week that a federal defendant has been in court facing charges of adulterating yogurt with his semen. On October 6, Anthony Garcia pleaded guilty to tainting a yogurt sample he gave to a female shopper at a New Mexico supermarket where he worked as a clerk. (2 pages)