How California party mom courted kids with Snapchat, Tiffany jewelry, Tahoe trip, drunken parties
Shannon Bruga, facing charges in Los Gatos, California, was taken into custody in Idaho. - Ada County Sheriff's Office/Ada County Sheriff's Office/TNS

SAN JOSE, Calif. — For months, they thought Shannon O’Connor was the adult in the room. As far as they knew, their 14- and 15-year-old kids were hanging out with the Los Gatos mom’s charismatic freshman quarterback son, playing ping pong and swimming at the family’s $4.7 million French Colonial-style home in the hills. Little by little, their kids’ strange behavior hinted that something disturbing was going on. They eventually discovered how O’Connor had befriended their kids on Snapchat, luring the teens to parties with their favorite beer and showering the girls with roses and jewelry from T...