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Palm Beach Götterdämmerung

Posted on | July 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Palm Beach Götterdämmerung


Stephen Jean-Louis, 19, called himself the “Party God” of Palm Beach County, Florida, where he was known to throw wild parties at mansions. How a teenager could get access to multimillion-dollar homes was explained in an article last month by the Palm Beach Post:

When Alfred and Jan Malley leave town for the summer, they count on their property manager to keep watch of their $9.87 million house — located in the Estate Section of Palm Beach known for its large mansions.
One day this past May, the manager had his family over. Then his children told their friends about the house. And they told their friends. They spread flyers on social media advertising a “Palm Beach Island Pool Banger Mansion Party — Wet and Wild Edition.”
Unbeknownst to the Malleys, their home became the latest out-of-control blowout in Palm Beach County. . . .
At the Malley family’s Palm Beach mansion — five bedrooms, 7.5 baths on Clarendon Avenue with a pool and beach access — a video of the party circulating on the Internet documents drug use. The video shows women in bikini tops drinking alcohol straight from the bottle and men opening beer cans by smashing them on their heads and then chugging. . . .
The group that marketed the Palm Beach mansion party also promoted the “Palmghanistan” mansion party in Boynton Beach in June, according to social media accounts.
The owner of the Boynton waterfront home was in Germany and had the property rented through the HomeAway website. He believed an author was vacationing in the home with his family. Instead, about 500 people took over the home in the small cul-de-sac of Northeast 15th Place on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Women were allowed in free and men paid $5 before 10 p.m. and $10, after.
That party was broken up by police after only 90 minutes, but the organizers had their cash.
“The parties happen maybe once a month,” said one of the party organizers known as StephToTrill.
StephToTrill, who did not want his full name used in this story, said each party he’s involved in has two “party gods,” a DJ and a person who secures the home. He said he is one of the “party gods.”

Unfortunately for Stephen Jean-Louis, a/k/a “StephToTrill,” police say he was engaged in more than one kind of illegal enterprise:

Stephen Jean-Louis, who also goes by the name StephToTrill, robbed a city hair stylist of approximately $2,700 at gunpoint on June 23, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report.
According to the report, the stylist worked on Jean-Louis’ hair for nearly five hours, adding dreadlock extensions. When she asked him to pay, however, he pointed a gun at her and demanded the $800 inside the cash register, the $400 that was on top of her purse and the $1,500 that was inside of her purse.
Jean-Louis fled the salon and the salon owner contacted authorities the next day because she feared retaliation, she told deputies. Jean-Louis was arrested Sunday and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm and committing a felony while possessing a firearm.
Judge Caroline Shepherd [June 26] ordered Jean-Louis be held without bail on the robbery charge.

Matters have now gone from bad to worse for the erstwhile “Party God”:

A 19-year-old known for throwing mansion parties around Palm Beach County is accused of recording three teens having sex at one of those parties, according to a sheriff’s office report.
Stephen Jean-Louis, of suburban West Palm Beach, was arrested on July 15 and faces charges of transmitting child pornography, sexual cyberharrassment of another person and other associated charges. Jean-Louis was already in jail without bail for a June 25 arrest. . . .
On June 20, investigators say Jean-Louis advertised a party at 7282 Via Luria in the Isola Bella community, west of Florida’s Turnpike just south of Hypoluxo Road. . . .
On that Tuesday evening, a 16-year-old girl, 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were having sex in one of the five bedrooms of the two-story home. . . .
Investigators said while the three were having sex, Jean-Louis stood by recording their actions and posting it on his Snapchat account. At the end of the video, Jean-Louis, who goes by “Party God” and “StephToTrill,” flips the camera around to show himself smiling behind a pair of white sunglasses, according to the report.

Robbery and child pornography charges, in addition to the firearms charges, should be enough to put Jean-Louis away for a few years. A quick trip from Palm Beach mansions to “the big house” in Starke.

(Hat-tip: Kirby McCain on Twitter.)



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