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Man arrested in 1991 child sexual battery case

Posted at 5:01 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 06:19:09-05

West Palm Beach police say a suspect is in custody for a sexual battery on a 4-year-old that happened about 25 years ago.

Police say 74-year-old John Joseph Sheehan thought the statute of limitations had expired when he confessed to the sexual battery.

The crime happened at 624 Datura St. #4 between March 25, 1990 and March 24, 1991, according to police.

Sheehan is facing a charge of sexual battery of a victim under 12.