Pharmacist poisons colleague with anti-psychotic drugs to make her infertile because she rejected his sexual advances
|Yan Chi Anthony Cheung|
(Scroll down for video) A pharmacist was arrested on a charge of using a poison to injure or cause distress or pain after she rejected his sexual advances, according to police in Australia.
Now, 34-year-old Yan Chi Anthony Cheung of Sydney, has been sentenced to at least 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to using a poison to injure or cause distress or pain in connection with the poisoning of his colleague, Pamela Leung.
According to the police investigation, the two worked together in a pharmacy on the University of NSW's Kensington campus.
Cheung and Leung became friends when they met at the Surry Hills Chinese Presbyterian Church. Leung told police that Cheung became obsessed with her.
Leung asked Cheung to stop making sexual advances toward her after he deliberately brushed up against her chest and behind at work.
In response, Cheung started putting prescription medications in her water and coffee in order to make her suffer. Over a period of a year, he drugged her 23 times, using anti-allergy and anti-depressant medication.
At one point, he put 150 milligrams of Deptran into the victim’s instant coffee can, causing Leung to consume drugs every time she drank.
Some of the drugs cause infertility with prolonged use. The court was told that as a pharmacist, Cheung had the knowledge about the health effects of the drugs.
Video surveillance at the pharmacy shows Cheung pouring liquid into Leung’s drinks.