A California mother has been accused of throwing parties where she provided alcohol and encouraged teens to have sex, according to charges filed by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
Shannon Marie O’Connor, aka, Shannon Bruga, 47, now lives in Eagle, Idaho but the charges came from parties that took place in Los Gatos, California where she allegedly bought vodka and Fireball whiskey, provided condoms and told young people not to say. their parents about the parties, according to court documents.
O’Connor is charged with 39 felony counts including the crime of child abuse, sexual abuse and providing alcohol to minors. The woman is a mother to two teenage sons and many of the boys included in the 15-page court filing are their friends. The alleged events took place between last fall and March.
Prosecutors said O’Connor once warned teens not to discuss the parties or he could be jailed. At a party, he allegedly grabbed a condom from an underage teenager and pushed him into a room with another drunk teenager, according to the DA’s office.
On October 28, 2020, O’Connor called Los Gatos The police The department advised him to throw a Halloween party and his neighbors would often call him police. He asked to call her first before arriving and advised his guests not to open the door, according to court documents.
O’Connor also reportedly hosted a New Year’s celebration with five 14-year-olds at his home. He was accused of watching and laughing as a drunk teenager sexually beat a girl in bed, according to prosecutors.
The district attorney also said O’Connor brought a drunk teenager to his bedroom where another drunk 14-year-old girl was lying in bed. The girl was assaulted.
He allegedly asked O’Connor after the attack, “Why did you leave me there with him? Like why did you like to do that? Like you knew like what he would do to me,” prosecutors punished.
O’Connor also faces multiple charges of annoying and irritating minors according to court documents.
On another occasion, teens were told not to call for help when another teen died of vomiting, according to prosecutors. O’Connor allegedly left the drunken teenager under the supervision of another minor.
From one party, O’Connor had to pay approximately $ 9,000 in repair costs after excessive damage was done to his home because several boys urinating on the property, fell behind patio and dumped in the backyard, according to included surveillance footage. in court documents.
They say O’Connor texted or used Snapchat to ask the young people to leave their house in the middle of the night and drink wine, which he would give, in his house. Defendant allegedly told the men that he had to “check” any of the invited girls.
O’Connor was arrested Saturday in Ada County, Idaho, showing he was listed as a fugitive. He has not yet been caught or entered into a plea deal. He remains in custody in Idaho and it is unclear when he will be extradited to California.
Newsweek reached the Ada County Sheriff’s Office for comment but was not heard back at the time of publication.