Sex offender sentenced to 10 years
Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 10:15 pm
A Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a sex-related offense involving a Weakley County teenager.
Shaun Sullivan, 28, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in Memphis to 10 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and five years supervised release after he pled guilty to using an interstate communication device to persuade, entice or induce a minor to engage in sexual activity.
The sentencing was held before U.S. District Court Judge J. Daniel Breen.
In July 2009, Sullivan — after communicating by computer and telephone — allegedly traveled to Tennessee for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity, picked up the 14-year-old victim and transported the victim to Corpus Christi, according to information released Friday by U.S. Attorney Lawrence J. Laurenzi.
Sullivan was arrested by Texas authorities after they were notified by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department and was returned to Tennessee to face charges here.
The case was investigated by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Texas Rangers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Leigh Grinalds.
Published in The Messenger 8.16.10