A convicted child molester who is one of America’s most wanted sex criminals has been secretly living in London.
American 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.
Sullivan, 42, was finally picked up by the Met Police last year in England.
In December he was granted bail and must wear an electronic tag and abide by a strict curfew. He lives near Barnes in South-West London.
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.
He married an Irish woman in 1996.
It was not until 2007 that Interpol, the international police organisation, added him to its most wanted list.
Sullivan moved to England last year 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 Sullivan, originally from Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Home Office confirmed 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