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Mom accused of throwing drunken parties where teens were sexually assaulted

LOS GATOS, Calif. - A mother threw parties with alcohol for young teenagers where she encouraged and watched sex acts, including assaults, according to charges filed by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.Shannon Marie O’Connor, aka, Shannon Bruga, 47, who now lives in Eagle, Idaho, bought vodka and Fireball whiskey, provided condoms, and told the teens not to tell their parents about the parties she threw while living in Los Gatos, according to the court documents.  During one of these parties, a girl told investigators that she almost drowned in a hot tub because of drunk she was, court records allege.

At an October 2020 party at a Santa Cruz cottage that she threw for her son’s 15th birthday — attended by a dozen teen boys

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LOS GATOS, Calif. - A mother threw parties with alcohol for young teenagers where she encouraged and watched sex acts, including assaults, according to charges filed by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.Shannon Marie O’Connor, aka, Shannon Bruga, 47, who now lives in Eagle, Idaho, bought vodka and Fireball whiskey, provided condoms, and told the teens not to tell their parents about the parties she threw while living in Los Gatos, according to the court documents.  During one of these parties, a girl told investigators that she almost drowned in a hot tub because of drunk she was, court records allege.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A woman was rescued after driving off a Santa Cruz cliff when a stranger opened her car door on Thursday, police said.She was parked in the lighthouse parking lot and got understandably jittery when a "random person" mistakenly opened her car door, the department's Instagram post stated on Friday.Santa Cruz Police Chief Andrew Mills told KTVU that this was an "honest mistake" by the person who made a "completely innocent" error by opening the woman's car door.The stranger thought he was opening his wife's car, which was parked nearby and was similar to the woman's, police said.The driver suffered an injury to her foot.AdvertisementPolice posted a photo of a crane hoisting her car up from over a ledge. 

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