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Mom charged with providing alcohol, condoms to teens

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EASTON – A Greenwich woman has been charged with hosting a party at her former Easton home in which high school students were encouraged to drink alcohol and have sex.

Eliane Mullen, 39, of Cos Cob Avenue, was charged with 10 counts of risk of injury to a minor. She was released on a promise to appear in court.

Police said on April 18, Mullen hosted a party at her former home on Rocky Ridge Road here attended by her three children and their friends. Mullen bought a bottle of Smirnoff vodka, a bottle of Fireball liquor and a six pack of Heineken beer for the party, police said. Police said at one point during the party Mullen supplied a condom to two of the teens so they could have sex.

Police said the parents of one of the partygoers later called police after their teenaged son had come home from the party heavily intoxicated. The boy, who said he drank at least a half a bottle of vodka and two beers at the party, was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment, police said.

Police said Mullen, who described herself as a “homemaker,” denied providing alcohol for the party.

Categories: General
Daniel Tepfer

2 Responses

  1. WWW says:

    This article conflates two very different things. If an adult is certain that two teens are going to have sex, providing a condom seems to me to be a responsible act, assuming they can’t be dissuaded from doing so. Also, I can’t see how providing a condom to a teenager is a criminal act under Connecticut law. Providing alcohol is a very, very different, and potentially very serious, matter. Mr. Tepfer’s reporting treats them as morally equivalent, and he uses tendentious language that causes readers to come to unjustified conclusions. Condoms don’t enable teenagers to have sex (they could very well have sex without them, and likely would), they enable teenagers to have much safer sex. This story has all the markings of not very careful reporting.

  2. Billy bob says:

    Huh