Two cousins who claim to be survivors of America's most wanted pedophile, Shawn Sullivan, have criticized human rights law in Britain which could prevent him from being deported.
Jessica Schaefer and Sheena Perry, both 29, claim that they were molested by the fugitive pedophile when they were just 11. The two women have waived their right to anonymity to demand that Sullivan be deported to the U.S.
Sullivan fled the U.S. in 1994 after he was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl, as well as the two cousins. He first fled to to the Dominican Republic before travelling to Ireland, where he was later given a suspended jail sentence for sexually assaulting two 12-year-old girls. In 1996 Sullivan married an Irish woman.
He entered Britain last year using an Irish passport, using the Irish version of his surname, O’Suilleabhain. He was arrested in June when police realized he was on the list of list of most wanted criminals. He was released last December but ordered to wear an electronic tag at all times. He was ordered to be deported in February this year by the Home Secretary but has appealed the decision.
Over the weekend it emerged he married a civil servant from the Ministry of Justice in a London jail last month.
He could now claim his right to a family life would be destroyed by extradition, according to The Sun.
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His victim, Jessica Scheafer, now a mother of two, said justice must be done.
“What about our human rights? It seems like he has more freedom than we do. It's sickening.”
The two cousins were living at their grandmother’s home in Minnesota when Sullivan also moved in. They were both just 11-years-old.
They claim Sullivan abused them repeatedly over a nine-month period from the summer of 1993.
Jessica said: “I pretty much had a nervous breakdown at school and told a teacher everything. Only then was it reported to the police”.