Friday, June 29, 2012

Shawn Sullivan US’s most wanted paedophile wins Extradition from UK.... it will breach his human rights to be put into a sex offenders' Program

One of America's most-wanted paedophiles can walk the streets of Britain a free man after the High Court ruled that extraditing him to the US would breach his human rights.

Convicted paedophile Shawn Sullivan has been a wanted man since 1994 for allegedly molesting two 11-year-old girls and having unlawful sex with a girl of 14 in Minnesota.

If extradited to America and found guilty he could face 25 years jail on each count.

But two senior judges demanded assurances from the US Government that Sullivan - who lives in the affluent London suburb of Barnes with his Ministry of Justice worker wife - would not be put into a controversial sex offenders' treatment programme.

Today they refused to comply, and so the judges turned down the plea to return him to the US.

Lord Justice Moses and Mr Justice Eady both believe the programme, known as 'civil commitment', would be a 'flagrant denial' of his rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.

But critics will see it as another example of the one-sided extradition treaty between the two countries.

Last week it emerged that seven times more British citizens have been sent to the US under the lopsided Extradition Act than Americans sent in the opposite direction. Read More