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Salon Owner Facing Charges after Allegations of Hosting Drug-Fueled Parties for Area Teens

David Olivo's house at 667 Plainville Ave. in Unionville where, police say, Olivo and his live-in girlfriend hosted numerous drug-fueled, sexually charged parties for teenagers during the height of the pandemic. Courtesy of Valley Press

David Olivo faces charges of tampering with a witness and physical evidence in addition to previous charges related to hosting multiple drug-fueled, sexually charged parties for teenagers, at least eight of whom were younger than 16.

By Ted Glanzer, Valley Press

The owner of a Unionville salon who faces a litany of charges related to the alleged hosting of multiple drug-fueled, sexually charged parties for children during the height of the pandemic has been further accused of attempting to tamper with teenage witnesses related to his recent criminal cases.

David Olivo, 38, the owner of David Salon on Plainville Avenue, was arrested at the Hartford Correction Center on May 19 on new charges of tampering with a witness, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance and use of drug paraphernalia.

According to court papers, following Olivo’s arrests on a total of 12 counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault, Farmington police requested the Department of Correction security division to monitor Olivo’s telephone calls from jail. Olivo was being held on bonds totaling $710,000; police suspected Olivo might “attempt to intimidate and/or tamper with the juvenile witnesses and/or victims in his pending criminal cases,” the arrest warrant says.

According to the arrest warrant application, Olivo during one April phone call from jail pressured a teenage girl who is a witness and victim in the sexual assault case to “defame” another teenage accuser at her school to “make sure she drops those charges.”

The teen with whom Olivo spoke then allegedly sent emails to Farmington High School accusing an arresting officer of “certain unfounded improprieties related to these investigations and has reportedly contacted the FBI about purported police conduct by the Farmington Police Department.”

Furthermore, a family member of one of the teenage victims received multiple inquiries about the teen, which made the teen “feel unsettled and shaken,” the warrant says.

The department of correction then shut down the contact between Olivo and the teenage victim at the request of Farmington police.

Olivo also allegedly reached out to a former girlfriend to remove “contraband” from his home, the warrant says. Olivo, court papers say, coordinated contact between a teen and Marguerite Swan, which resulted in the teen’s family to seek a restraining order against Swan.

Bond was set at $100,000 for the witness tampering charge and another $100,000 for the possession and tampering with physical evidence charge.

According to online court records, Olivo was released after posting bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 3.

It was unclear whether he was represented by an attorney on the new charges.

Olivo and Megan Boyajian, described in four previous arrest warrants as Olivo’s live-in girlfriend, face numerous charges stemming from parties in 2020 that drew teens from all over the state. The parties, according to court papers, escalated from the alleged serving of alcohol and marijuana to kids to the offering of (and at times pressure to consume by Olivo) MDMA – more commonly known as molly or ecstasy – and cocaine to teenagers. Boyajian, according to the state’s judicial website, is free on a $40,000 bond.

Police, in court records, identified five parties from August to December 2020 at which alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and/or MDMA were allegedly served to children under the age of 16.

Police gathered evidence through interviewing eight children – all of whom were identified as Jane Does Nos. 1 through 8 because they were younger than 16 – although one of the teens declined to assist in the investigation because she said police were out to get Olivo, according to court papers.

Among the evidence gathered were photos and videos of teens in sexually charged positions, as well as Boyajian, in one video, topless in front of several juveniles, court papers say. Other photos and videos show teens being provided with drugs and alcohol at parties, court papers say.

In one of the videos, Jane Doe No. 1 is singing with two other girls are lying on the floor of Olivo’s home. Olivo is seen in the video walking around, shirtless, ignoring the two “clearly impaired” girls, records say.

Olivo also is accused of sexually assaulting one of the teens, with the state police further investigating a more serious incident that allegedly took place in Burlington, records say.

In addition to the above, Olivo was arrested on Feb. 18 on charges stemming from a traffic stop for using his cellphone while driving. During that traffic stop, a police officer noticed a bag that contained a white powder that looked like cocaine (which a field test confirmed), according to the warrant.

As he was being taken into custody, Olivo began behaving erratically, telling the officer different stories as to whether he had consumed drugs in an effort to hide them from the police, records say.

Police pulled over and called for medical assistance, records say. Olivo began acting more erratically, screamed incoherently, and allegedly kicked a medic in the eye as Olivo was being loaded into the ambulance.

Olivo was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, two counts of assaulting public safety/EMS personnel, operating a motor vehicle while using cellphone, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with no insurance.

In addition to his June arraignment, Olivo is scheduled to appear in court on several other charges on Aug. 3.

May 7, 2021 story from the Valley Press

By Ted Glanzer, Valley Press

The owner of a prominent salon in Unionville is accused, along with his live-in girlfriend, of hosting multiple drug-fueled, sexually charged parties for teenagers, at least eight of whom were younger than 16, at a home during the height of the pandemic, according to court records.

David Olivo, who at least until recently operated David Salon out of the Plainville Avenue home where he is accused of hosting the parties, is also being investigated by state police for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while driving his vehicle in Burlington, police records say.

Olivo faces a litany of risk of injury to minors, drug possession and sexual assault charges and, as of press time, was being held in custody on bonds totaling more than $700,000.

Olivo’s attorney in one of the cases, Matt Sorokin out of Hartford, said he hadn’t reviewed the arrest warrants, but that Olivo “asserts his innocence” and looks forward to defending himself in court.

Megan Boyajian, described in the arrest warrants as Olivo’s live-in girlfriend, also faces several risk of injury charges for her alleged participation in the parties, which, according to the warrants, escalated from the alleged serving of alcohol and marijuana to kids to the offering of (and at times pressure to consume by Olivo) MDMA – more commonly known as molly or ecstasy – and cocaine to teenagers. Boyajian was released from custody on a $40,000 bond.

According to police, some of the parties were so large, they drew teens from Enfield and Guilford.

The charges against Olivo and Boyajian stemming from the alleged parties are derived from four arrest warrants – described below – obtained by Farmington police officers.

Dec. 31 party

Farmington police officer Ferik Mustafai, the school resource officer at Farmington High School, and Sgt. Stephen Eagan said they identified five parties that took place at Olivo’s residents in 2020 – Aug. 19, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Oct. 31 and Dec. 31 – at which alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and/or MDNA were provided to children under the age of 16.

Police gathered evidence through interviewing eight children – all of whom were identified as Jane Does Nos. 1 through 8 because they were younger than 16 years old – although one of the teens declined to assist in the investigation because she said police were out to get Olivo, according to the warrant.

Police also obtained a video of Boyajian allegedly dancing topless in front of teens at the Oct. 31 party.

“Boyajian can be observed covering her breasts with her arms at one point in the video, but essentially was topless, in front of several juveniles,” the warrant says. “The atmosphere at the residence can only be described as ‘rave like.’”

Police also obtained a photo from that party of Olivo in a “sexually provocative position” with a separate juvenile, the warrant says.

Another undated video from captures Olivo and Boyajian playing chicken – with Boyajian sitting topless on Olivo’s shoulders – with two juveniles. Olivo, according to the warrant, reaches out and says “tickle, tickle” and touches one of the girls below her belly button.

Finally, police obtained four photos from a smaller Dec. 31 party that allegedly display Olivo, Boyajian and two of the girls in various sexually charged poses with a stripper pole in Olivo’s master bedroom.

“The four images are deeply disturbing; are sexually charged; and exhibit wholly inappropriate conduct between adults and children,” the warrant says.

Olivo was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor – a Class C felony – for the incidents described in that warrant.

Sorokin is listed as Olivo’s attorney in this warrant. Bond was set at $5,000 for Olivo.

Boyajian was also charged with two counts of risk of injury to a child for the Dec. 31 incident.

Alleged Sexual Assault

The warrant describes Olivo allegedly plying one girl – Jane Doe No. 1 – at various times throughout June and July 2020 with marijuana, edibles, what she thought was MDMA.

On July 1, the warrant says, after Jane Doe No. 1 consumed an unknown substance at Olivo’s residence, she asked to be taken home. While driving the girl home, Olivo engaged in various degrees of sexual assaults on Jane Doe No. 1, according to the warrant.

Farmington police charged Olivo with fourth-degree sexual assault for allegedly inappropriately touching Jane Doe No. 1 while driving home.

The incident escalated, according to the warrant, as Olivo drove into Burlington. There, Olivo allegedly engaged in conduct that could lead to a more serious sexual assault charge, according to the warrant. That matter, because it allegedly took place in Burlington, was referred to state police, who are investigating.

The victim’s mother says the victim “has severe anxiety and OCD stemming from this traumatic incident,” the warrant says.

Jane Doe No. 1 also provided police with 38 photos and 14 videos from the week of June 24 to July 1, many of which allegedly document underage girls being provided with drugs and alcohol.

In one of the videos, Jane Doe No. 1 is singing, as two other girls are lying on the floor of Olivo’s home, according to the documents.

Olivo is seen in the video walking around, shirtless, ignoring the two “clearly impaired” girls, records say.

One of the images provided to police captures one side of a July 3 Snapchat conversation between Jane Doe No. 1 and Jane Doe No. 5 after the alleged sexual assault.

During that conversation, Jane Doe No. 5 says Olivo will not sexually assault any of the girls again, and that she will document car rides in the future. However, she is reluctant to tell the police or any adults, because it could break up Olivo’s family.

“He will apologize, we will move forward, I’m absolutely petrified to be in a car with him, I don’t think he will be tripping and I don’t think he will try anything … but just in case – this is the plan,” Jane Doe No. 5 wrote. “If we don’t say anything it won’t get out. Do not tell anyone else Jane Doe No. 1. … I’m disgusted by him and I’m not letting it slide. I’m saving this conversation you never know if we will need it.”

Oct. 10 party

There are two warrants dated April 1, both of which some overlapping allegations, though one focuses on the Oct. 10 party and the other focuses on the Oct. 31 party.

The April 1 warrant details an incident at the Oct. 10 party at which a girl allegedly became so intoxicated after drinking grain alcohol, she started shuttering, urinated on herself and split her chin open, records say.

At one point, the girl began choking on her own spit, according to a witness. Her condition was so bad, one of her friends said she believed the intoxicated girl was going to die, records say.

Despite the girl’s condition, Olivo and Boyajian, prevented anyone at the party from calling an ambulance out of fear that they would get in trouble with police, records say.

When the girl apologized to Olivo the next day for getting so drunk, Olivo allegedly responded, “You can make it up to me when you’re old enough,” the warrant says.

The incident, including Olivo’s comment, was corroborated by several other girls who were at the party, records say.

As a result of the Oct. 10 incident, Olivo was charged with a count of risk of injury to a minor and one count of permitting a minor to illegally possess alcohol.

Halloween party

Olivo, according to police records, hosted a Halloween party where 20 kids attended during which he gave teenagers marijuana, alcohol, MDMA and cocaine.

One girl said Olivo was “peer pressuring us and telling us it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Several girls told police they tried cocaine at the party, and some did so because of Olivo’s insistence.

“I’ve seen my friends that literally have never touched drugs have done cocaine because of him,” one girl told police.

According to the records, police met with Boyajian, who admitted there were parties at the residence, but would ask teens to leave the residence if they brought alcohol.

She also denied taking part in the parties with the children. When she was confronted with pictures and video evidence – including her dancing topless in front of juveniles – Boyajian began to hyperventilate in front of the officers, records say.

Boyajian ultimately downplayed the sexually suggestive photos that were taken at one of the parties as well as other events, saying “I don’t know what is in their cup and as long as everybody is safe, I don’t see anything crazy,” records say.

As a result of the evidence gathered concerning the Halloween party, police charged Olivo with seven counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of permitting minors to possess alcohol.

Boyajian was charged with one count of risk of injury to a minor for the Oct. 31 party.

February Arrest

Olivo’s apparent downward spiral in the past year includes a Feb. 18 arrest stemming from a traffic stop for using his cellphone while driving. During that traffic stop, a police officer noticed a bag that contained a white powder that looked like cocaine, according to the warrant.

A field test confirmed it, according to police records.

As he was being taken into custody, Olivo began behaving erratically, telling the officer different stories as to whether he had consumed drugs in an effort to hide them from the police, records say.

Police pulled over and called for medical assistance, records say. Olivo began acting more erratically, screamed incoherently, and kicked a medic in the eye as Olivo was being loaded into the ambulance.

Olivo was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, two counts of assaulting public safety/EMS personnel, operating a motor vehicle while using cellphone, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with no insurance.

He was released on $150,000 bond for that incident.

As of press time [May 7, 2021], Olivo was jailed on bonds totaling more than $700,000.

Versions of these stories originally appeared in the June 4, 2021 and May 7, 2021 issues of the Valley Press. Reprinted with permission.

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