A California mom hosted wicked secret parties the place she handed teens booze and condoms – and even watched whereas they engaged in sex acts, prosecutors mentioned.
Shannon O’Connor watched and laughed in a bed room whereas a drunk teenage boy mounted and groped a lady who was a pal of the girl’s then-15-year-old son, according to court documents.
The 47-year-old mom saved the parties secret from different dad and mom and even her husband whereas 14 and 15-year-old children obtained so drunk they “would vomit, be unable to stand, and fall unconscious,” the prosecutors mentioned.
“It took a lot of brave children to come forward and to untangle this deeply disturbing case,” DA Jeff Rosen said in a statement.
“As a parent, I’m shocked. As the DA, I’m determined to hold those adults who endanger children fully accountable to the law and our community.”
O’Connor, also referred to as Shannon Bruga, was booked in Idaho the place she now lives. Prosecutors plan to extradite her to the Golden State to face a laundry checklist of 39 felony counts.
During an eight-month interval from 2020 to earlier this yr, O’Connor allegedly hosted a number of parties for her son and associates and pressured these in attendance to maintain the debauchery a secret.
“She stated if anyone was told she could go to jail,” the assertion of information mentioned. One 14-year-old woman who spoke in regards to the parties was threatened with retaliation that would come with folks spreading rumors about her, based on the allegations towards her.
At one social gathering, she handed a boy a condom and pushed him right into a room the place a drunk 14-year-old woman was mendacity on a mattress.
“[The girl] was afraid, ran and locked herself in the bathroom,” the assertion mentioned.
At one other social gathering, O’Connor escorted a boy right into a room with a drunk woman then left. The woman was allegedly assaulted, based on prosecutors. The woman later confronted O’Connor for leaving her alone in an especially drunken state, prosecutors added.
“Like why did you like, do that?” the woman allegedly mentioned. “Like, you knew what he was going to do to me.”
In October 2020, O’Connor rented a cottage in Santa Clara for the youngsters – who rung up $9,000 of harm to the home and had been pictured on surveillance footage puking and stumbling across the property.
During the underage gatherings, one woman broke a pinky finger and one boy obtained a concussion when a number of the teens drove O’Connor’s automotive in a faculty car parking zone, prosecutors mentioned.
During that incident, two children hung onto the again of the SUV whereas an unlicensed driver zoomed across the car parking zone on Dec. 19. One of the boys holding onto the SUV fell, hit his head, and briefly blacked out, prosecutors allege.
The lady faces felony costs together with baby abuse and sexual assault.
O’Connor additionally faces fraud costs for greater than $120,000 in unauthorized costs on an organization bank card, the DA mentioned. O’Connor was an administrative assistant at Aruba Networks, authorities mentioned.