SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Shannon O’Connor, the girl jailed after police say she threw drunken teen sex parties at her Los Gatos dwelling in addition to at residences in Santa Cruz and the Lake Tahoe space, can be suspected of internet hosting related events in Idaho the place she was arrested final weekend.
The 47-year-old O’Connor, also referred to as Shannon Bruga, was arrested Saturday in Star, Idaho, northeast of Boise, the place she and her two teenage sons moved to earlier this 12 months. She currently faces 39 charges together with felony little one endangerment, sexual battery, annoying or molesting a toddler, and offering alcohol to an individual underneath age 21.
Throughout events O’Connor hosted between June 2020 and Could of this 12 months, she allegedly supplied condoms to 14- and 15-years-olds and inspired intercourse acts, “generally non-consensual, and generally whereas she watched,” based on a information launch from the Santa Clara District Lawyer’s Workplace. A statement of facts filed within the case mentioned she “discouraged the teenagers from telling their dad and mom in regards to the events or calling for assist when one among them handed out in their very own vomit.”
The Ada County Sheriff’s Workplace said in a press release deputies had been investigating O’Connor after an Idaho household contacted reported O’Connor was harassing them. The household informed investigators the harassment started after they met with O’Connor when she was searching for a house in Idaho however then tried to sever ties along with her after discovering out she was a part of a sexual abuse investigation.
At one celebration at her dwelling, O’Connor allegedly gave an underage teenager a condom and pushed him right into a room with an intoxicated minor. Throughout a New 12 months’s Eve celebration at her dwelling with about 5 14-year-olds, the defendant watched and laughed as a drunk teen sexually battered a younger lady in mattress, based on the courtroom paperwork. In some circumstances, O’Connor would Snapchat or textual content teenagers to depart their properties in the midst of the evening and drink at her dwelling, offering the alcohol.
The investigation was ongoing when the arrest warrant for O’Connor was issued in Santa Clara County. When detectives arrived Saturday morning at her Star dwelling, they discovered “there have been 10 underage boys and two ladies at her dwelling — most of whom spent the evening there,” based on a sheriff’s workplace information launch. Investigators contacted the dad and mom of these teenagers earlier than releasing them.
Throughout a courtroom listening to on Wednesday, O’Connor mentioned she supposed to submit a $900,000 bond connected to the California arrest warrant. Her two teenage sons had been positioned within the custody of the Idaho Division of Well being and Welfare after the sheriff’s workplace deemed they had been in “imminent hazard,” based on the discharge.
Moreover, O’Connor faces felony fraud expenses in a separate case for making greater than $120,000 in unauthorized expenses on an organization card she was given as an administrative assistant for Aruba Networks.
“What I’m seeing right here is barely the tip of this investigation,” authorized analyst and former prosecutor Steven Clark informed KPIX 5. “I believe you can see much more critical expenses being placed on Ms. O’Connor as this case progresses, significantly, if minors had been being sexually assaulted.”
Clark mentioned. “I believe you can see much more critical expenses being placed on Ms. O’Connor as this case progresses, significantly, if minors had been being sexually assaulted.”