McDonell extradition imminent

Men to bring back suspect to Illinois arrive today

The extradition of Sean McDonnell, who was arrested on Saipan last October for sexually assaulting a child in Illinois, appears to be imminent.

At the status conference presided over by Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho last Friday, chief prosecutor Michelle Harris and assistant attorney general Jonathan Wilberscheid informed the court that a company called Inmate Services will be arriving on Saipan today, Dec. 18, to bring back McDonell to Illinois.

McDonnell, 39, who was present with assistant public defender Nancy Dominski, was told he has 45 days to be brought back to Illinois from Dec. 15, 2017.

Camacho stated in his order that in the event that McDonnel is not brought back to Illinios within 45 days, the court will hear arguments from the counsels of McDonnell whether or not he should be released from the Department of Corrections.

A status conference was set on Jan. 29, 2018 at 9am and ordered all parties to appear and if McDonnell has been extradited, the status conference shall be vacated.

McDonnell is wanted in the county of Rock Island in Illinois on multiple charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.

An Illinois judge issued an arrest warrant against McDonnell last Sept. 27 on charges of three counts of criminal sexual assault and four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. The Illinois judge imposed a $250,000 bail.

A joint effort between the U.S. Marshals and the Department of Public Safety, led by police sergeant George F. David, led to McDonnell’s arrest last October.

Bea Cabrera | Correspondent
Bea Cabrera, who holds a law degree, also has a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She has been exposed to multiple aspects of mass media, doing sales, marketing, copywriting, and photography.

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