A Sydney pharmacist has admitted repeatedly poisoning a colleague with drugs, some of which can cause infertility, to “make her suffer” after she rejected his advances.
Police said Anthony Cheung crushed drugs into the woman’s drinks, sometimes on a weekly basis.
Police facts tendered to Waverley Local Court showed Cheung, 34, met Pamela Leung at the Chinese Presbyterian Church in Surry Hills three years ago.
Cheung encouraged Ms Leung, 26, to take a position as an assistant at the pharmacy where he worked at the University of New South Wales in Kensington.
The court document said: “The accused began making sexual advances towards the victim by brushing past her breasts, buttocks and hands.
“The victim felt as though the accused had become obsessed with her,” the document said.
Ms Leung confronted Cheung, who is married to a business analyst, and the behaviour stopped.
But police said “for rebuffing his advances the accused wanted the victim to suffer from this point on”.
Cheung pleaded guilty to administering a poison intended to injure.
Drugs ‘designed to cause distress and pain’
Police said that during the 12 months from May 2015, Cheung gave Ms Leung an intoxicating substance by crushing tablets into her coffee and drinking water, sometimes on a weekly basis.
These drugs included “Phernergan, Doxylamine, Endep, Seroquel and Deptram” and were administered “with intent to cause distress and pain”.