A girl who hosted events for her teenage son and his pals in Northern California, the place she inspired them to drink alcohol and sexually assault intoxicated women, was charged Monday with greater than fifty felony and misdemeanor expenses.
Shannon Marie O’Connor, 49, was indicted by a Santa Clara County grand jury on 63 counts, together with baby endangerment by offering alcohol to minors and aiding and abetting sexual assault, the Mercury Information reported.
The newspaper mentioned that 17 of the alleged victims testified on the grand jury listening to.
It was not instantly clear whether or not O’Connor, who was ordered to stay in jail with out bail, had an lawyer who might communicate concerning the expenses.
Prosecutors contend that O’Connor organized six alcohol-filled events in 2020 at her then-home in Los Gatos and different places. Prosecutors allege she purchased beer, vodka, whiskey and different alcoholic drinks and inspired the kids, who have been largely 14 and 15 years outdated, to drink to the purpose of passing out.
She additionally requested them to maintain the gatherings secret, and on a number of events helped the kids sneak out of their properties in the midst of the night time to attend them, in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
At a celebration in December 2020, O’Connor allegedly handed a condom to a boy and pushed him right into a room with an intoxicated lady. They have been each minors.
The lady managed to flee and lock herself within the lavatory, authorities mentioned in courtroom information.
Authorities alleged that O’Connor, throughout a New 12 months’s Eve occasion at her house with about 5 14-year-old youngsters, watched and laughed as a drunken teen sexually assaulted a younger lady in mattress.
In one other case, she allegedly introduced an intoxicated teenager right into a bed room in her house the place he sexually assaulted an intoxicated 14-year-old lady. That lady advised investigators that at one other occasion she was so drunk that she almost drowned in a scorching tub, in accordance with courtroom information.
O’Connor was arrested in 2021 in Ada County, Idaho, the place she was residing on the time.
Info and help is on the market to anybody affected by rape or sexual assault points from the next organisations. in the US, Ren Help is obtainable at 800-656-4673. within the UK, Rape crisis Help is on the market on 0808 500 2222. In Australia, help is on the market at 1800Respect (1800737732). Different worldwide helplines may be discovered at ibiblio.org/rcip/internl.html.