Charges were filed against a South Bay woman who was allegedly behind the underground teen parties with sex and alcohol.
Shannon O’Connor, 47, was charged by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for urging teens’ sex acts. The deeds were sometimes done without the agreement of those involved, and sometimes, O’Connor is there to watch.
The statement of facts noted that the involved were tagged as a secret because the suspect dissuaded the teens from sharing information of the activities to their parents, or to ask for help when any among them lost consciousness in their own puke.
A total of 39 criminal counts were slammed against the suspect, who also goes with the name Shannon Brugawho. Included in the charges were felony child abuse, alcohol provision to minors, and sexual assault.
An arraignment hearing is awaiting as of Tuesday morning.
“It took a lot of brave children to come forward and to untangle this deeply disturbing case,” DA Rosen said.
“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.”
The prosecutors said about five minors were gathered at the defendant’s home during a New Year’s Eve party, where “the defendant watched and laughed as a drunk teen sexually battered a young girl in bed.”
O’Connor allegedly brought an intoxicated teen at her home and into a bedroom. There, a drunk 14 year old was said to be in bed and the assault happened. After the incident, the minor girl told O’Connor: “Why did you leave me in there with him? Like why did you like do that? Like you knew like what he was going to do me.”
Furthermore, the defendant also texts or Snapchats teens in the middle of the night, inviting them to her house for a drink, KRON4 reported.
Apart from the sexual charges, fraud charges were also filed against the defendant for allegedly generating $120,000 in illegal fees on a company card she handled for Aruba Networks where she served as an administrative aid.