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Shawn Sullivan: the US most wanted paedophile was caught in UK.

Shawn Sullivan, the convicted child molester who is one of US most wanted paedophile has been caught secretly living in London.

Shawn Sullivan has been wanted in the U.S. since 1994 for allegedly molesting two 11-year-old girls and for having sex with an unconscious 14-year-old girl.

Shawn Sullivan has been wanted in the U.S. since 1994 for allegedly molesting three girls

Shawn Sullivan has been wanted in the U.S. since 1994 for allegedly molesting three girls

Shawn Sullivan, 42, was finally picked up by the London Metropolitan Police last year in England.

In December 2010, Sullivan was granted bail and must wear an electronic tag and abide by a strict curfew. Shawn Sullivan lives near Barnes in South-West London.

Minnesota wants Shawn Sullivan extradited to face charges.

If he is found guilty, Shawn Sullivan could face up to 75 years in prison, according to The Sun newspaper.

Shawn Sullivan had gone years without showing on the radar as a fugitive from the U.S. government. During this time he lived in Ireland and was given a suspended jail sentence there for sexually attacking two 12-year-old girls.

Shawn Sullivan married an Irish woman in 1996.

It was not until 2007 that Interpol, the international police organization, added Shawn Sullivan to its most wanted list.

Shawn Sullivan moved to England in 2010 on an Irish passport and arrived undetected using the Gaelic spelling surname O’Suilleabhain.

U.S. Marshals Service investigators worked with authorities in Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK to locate Shawn Sullivan, who is originally from Fort Benning, Georgia.


The Home Office confirmed Shawn Sullivan’s extradition was ordered in February but it is being contested by the convicted paedophile.

A spokesman said: ”On Thursday 10 February the Secretary of State signed an order for Shawn Sullivan’s extradition to the United States of America.

“Mr. Sullivan has appeal to the High Court against the decisions of the District Judge and the Secretary of State; this is therefore a matter for the courts.”