BRIDGEPORT – A former Easton mom, who police say hosted a party for high school students who were encouraged to drink alcohol and have sex, was granted special probation Tuesday.
Eliane Mullen, 39, who now lives in Greenwich, was granted accelerated rehabilitation by Superior Court Judge Earl Richards following a short hearing.
Under accelerated rehabilitation, a program for first-time, nonviolent offenders, Mullen did not plead guilty to the 10 counts of risk of injury to a minor pending against her but instead was placed on two years’ probation by the judge. If she commits no other crimes during that probation the charges against her will be dismissed.
In addition to the probation, Richards ordered Mullen to do 100 hours of community service and to send letters of apology to the parents of the children involved.
“My client is happy to finally put this incident behind her so she can move on with her life,” said Mullen’s lawyer, Edward Murnane of Milford.
Police said on April 18, Mullen hosted a party at her former home on Rocky Ridge Road in Easton attended by her three children and their friends.
The parents of one of the partygoers later called police after their teenage son came 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.
“The whole thing got out of hand,” Mullen later told the Connecticut Post. “My daughter invited two friends over for a sleepover, and all of a sudden kids just kept coming in, boys and girls that were not supposed to be there.”
However, police said Mullen bought a bottle of Smirnoff vodka, a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and a six pack of Heineken beer for the party, police said. At one point during the party, Mullen supplied a condom to two of the teens so they could have sex, police said.