A California woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly threw alcohol-filled sex parties for underage teenagers.
According to court documents, 47-year-old Shannon O’Connor is accused of hosting parties for teens at her Bay Area home, which included sexual activities and alcohol such as beer, vodka, and fireballs. The suspect would watch as the high school children had sex, sometimes non-consensual, according to police.
O’Connor allegedly told the teens to refrain from telling their parents. During one incident, she refused to call the police after one of the teens started choking on his own vomit and passed out, according to court documents.
“It took a lot of brave children to come forward and to untangle this deeply disturbing case,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said, KRON 4 reports. “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.”
During one instance, O’Conner allegedly “watched and laughed as a drunk teen sexually battered a young girl in bed.” She’s also accused of supplying “copious amounts of alcohol” to children as young as age 13.
“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,” the female victim said to O’Connor.
Further, video footage showed numerous young male teens riding in O’Connor’s car while intoxicated. One of the victims, age 14, was passed out from drinking. In another instance, O’Connor allegedly gave a 14-year-old boy a condom after supplying him with alcohol.
In another instance, O’Connor allegedly let several teens drive her car in the parking lot of a local school while other children held onto the back of the vehicle. One of the children ended up falling and was knocked unconscious.
O’Connor is also accused of fraud after allegedly using an Aruba Network company credit card and racked up over $120,000 in unauthorized charges.
According to the DA’s office, the underage parties lasted close to a year, starting in June 2020.
The suspect was arrested and charged with numerous counts of child endangerment, “annoying or molesting a child,” and furnishing alcohol to people underage.
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[Featured Photo: Shannon O’Connor/Police Handout]