Los Gatos woman accused of hosting series of drunk teenage sex parties – CBS San Francisco
LOS GATOS (CBSSF) – A middle-aged Los Gatos woman is facing dozens of charges after she allegedly held drunken parties for young teens where she encouraged sex she occasionally watched, according to authorities.
The laundry list of 39 offenses — ranging from felony child endangerment and sexual assault to multiple counts of child endangerment and providing alcohol to minors — is detailed in a press release and Shipping documents have been deposited By the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
Shannon O’Connor (aka Shannon Brogga) – 47 years old and currently living in Eagle, Idaho – bought whiskey vodka and fireball, gave condoms, and discouraged teens from telling their parents or authorities about partying or asking for help when someone fainted in vomiting, according to Statement of facts in the case.
Most of the teens at these parties were between the ages of 14 and 15 and one of them was O’Connor’s teenage son. Most of the parties were held at O’Connor’s then home in Los Gatos, but at least two were held elsewhere in residences in Lake Tahoe and Santa Cruz.
In addition, O’Connor faces criminal fraud charges in a separate case for making more than $120,000 in unauthorized fees on a corporate card she obtained as an administrative assistant for Aruba Networks.
Child abuse charges outline a series of O’Connor’s alleged drunk and disruptive home parties for teens that began in June of 2020 and continued through May this year. According to the prosecutor’s office, she was warning teens not to reveal parties or she might go to jail. Over time, a total of nine teenage girls participated in the parties.
At a party at her home, O’Connor allegedly gave an underage teenager condoms and pushed him into a room with a drunk minor. During a New Year’s Eve party at her home with about five 14-year-olds, the defendant watched and laughed as a drunk teen sexually assaulted a little girl in bed, according to court documents. In some cases, O’Connor was Snapchatting or texting teens to leave their homes in the middle of the night and drink at her home, with alcohol served.
In another incident, O’Connor allowed a minor to drive her SUV into the parking lot of Los Gatos High School while two other teens were kept in the back, according to prosecutors. One of them fell to the ground and lost consciousness.
O’Connor is being extradited from Idaho and will be brought to trial at a later time. You face imprisonment if convicted.
“It has taken so many brave children to come forward and decipher this deeply troubling issue,” Santa Clara County, Jeff Rosen, said in the statement. “As a parent, I am shocked. As a DA, I am determined to hold those adults who endanger children fully accountable before the law and our society.”