Police Arrest Man Charged with Sexual Conduct with Burnsville Girl

A nationwide arrest warrant was issued May 11 for Shawn LaJuan Primus, charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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A Brooklyn Center man accused of repeatedly forcing a young Burnsville girl to perform oral sex was arrested Sunday in Hastings.

Shawn LaJuan Primus, 38, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.

A nationwide arrest warrant was issued for him on May 11. 

According to the criminal complaint, Burnsville police were called a home on May 9 on a report of criminal sexual conduct involving a young girl.

The child, who turned 10 in March, told authorities that Primus frequently woke her up in the middle of the night, performed oral sex on her and forced her to perform oral sex on him. She said it began last September and happened about three times a week, most recently on May 6.

The child said Primus got angry and threatened her if she wouldn’t cooperate or if she refused to perform oral sex on him.

Primus is scheduled to make a first appearance on the charges today in Dakota County District Court in Hastings.

Nancy Cruise May 21, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Pure evil. That poor girl.
Mylecka Jones May 24, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Unreal for someone who has children of their own to turn around and do this evil act to someone's child. My prayers go out to the young girl and her family my they find strength in each other and have the courage to continue this journey to healing and comfort in knowing GOD is with them thorugh it all. Shawn will see his day in court and will have to face this horrible act he commited against an innocent child and I'm sure the outcome will not be in his favor.
Mylecka Jones May 24, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Yes Nancy my heart goes out to the child
Clare Kennedy May 24, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Hey all, I've deleted some of the comments here for a few reasons. First, if it would make your grandma blush, don't say it. No cussing or explicit or implicit threats of violence. Second, he has been charged—not convicted. This man is presumed innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law. Please keep that in mind.
theblacksun annunaki May 25, 2012 at 04:14 PM
The law wears a blindfold the lady of justice can't see......more child molesters go free everyday!! In this country while people r being locked up for a bag of weed,driving without a license, not cutting you're grass in time ect...and if he's innocence y don't the demon turn it self in?
Taria Ozier May 25, 2012 at 11:27 PM
I do agree that a man is innocent until proven guilty, however I do know the feeling of having a grown man force himself on you. The child in thus case is a brave young soul. I do wish I had her courage at that age. My prayers go out to her.
steve May 26, 2012 at 08:00 PM
If you don't know how to play right with your toys you should lose them.
Aisha May 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I just dont understand why someone would do such a thing like this to a baby. My daughter is her age and im sorry if it happend to my baby we would've had court in the streets. I know alot of people that know this man, and his pass in the hood has been revolked. Really that doesnt matter because he wont see the streets for a long time, and the real justice is waiting for him in prison! Shame shame shame on you nasty man!!
Doris Ariyibi May 27, 2012 at 12:56 AM
I am glad he got busted because there still exist many who have not and wont be busted. Save the children and I am very proud of that little girl for having the courage to stand up for her rights. God Bless
Craig martin May 27, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I pray daily for this child that this did not happen to her. I have known sean all of my life & i am in no position to judge him until all of the facts are presented in court.
Rashad Morrison June 07, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Please wait for all the facts people.. Let this play out in court before we pass judgement . My prayers are definitely with all involved parties.
Leo P. June 29, 2012 at 12:29 AM
my little brother is still my little brother i don't know if he's guilty or not but i love him and if it turns out he's guilty then justice will be served in the court room and in the prison. and that i can't save him from.
Minta August 08, 2012 at 04:56 AM
Thank You Guys So Much For The Support ! i Am The Victim's Cousin ..
Minta August 08, 2012 at 04:59 AM
WE DON'T LIKE HIM ANYMORE !! He's Guilty And He Knows It ! And N=By Him Laughing At What She Was Telling everybody Is Sus !!
Clare Kennedy August 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM
There is a new development in this case: http://burnsville.patch.com/articles/jury-finds-brooklyn-center-man-guilty-of-first-degree-sexual-assault-on-10-year-old-shawn-primus
Nikki T August 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM
So for those who didnt believe, well Believe it Now. In the court of law he was found guilty and what 9 year old makes such allegations such as this. I knew the details and there was no way that she should have known such terms. There just wasn't any reason to make this up, my daughter didnt even want him gone, she only wanted it to STOP, she she didnt know the severity of the situation. I had to explain that to her. So it wasn't about IF this happened to my baby, but WHY it happened. I thought I knew him the best out of all ppl but it goes to show that you can never really know a person's TRUE character. Just like these priests and so-called leaders were well known and seen as an asset in the community, but then we see them in the news with similar charges. This proves that it doesnt matter what you appeared to be. But what goes on in the dark, definitley comes to LIGHT and that was only GOD who gave us JUSTICE, i dont credit anyone else. And for those who supported him, well no one was in court, so where was the support system then; which speaks Volume! But I do hope that you continue to pray for him and my family because we ALL need it. but more so, he will bc its going to be a long time before he ever gets to manipulate anyone else again....Im not ready to forgive yet but pray that someday I can....
Jo and Don August 18, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Nikki we love you, we love the kids, we support you, and nobody ever doubted your daughters story. I am proud of her for coming forward. ~The Hubbard Family
Nancy Cruise August 18, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Nikki, as a fellow mother, all i can say is that you should be very proud that your daugther had the faith and conifidence in you to know that she could tell you. So many kids never tell. It's that same faith in each other that will help you both heal and grow through this.
Micole September 15, 2012 at 02:55 PM
I'm praying for your daughter Nikki and for you as well! Please seek counseling for her.
payton paige branch-perry February 08, 2013 at 04:25 AM
Nikki T February 21, 2013 at 07:08 AM
As her MOTHER and REPRESENTATIVE, I will SPEAK for my daughter and if u are a mother with even the slightest amount of competency then your words shldnt be, b/c u wld defend yours as well. Who are u to speak such words as if u were there. How long has it been that u been around this human being? Or even lived with him. You knew nothing about our family,home environment or our lifestyle,therefore what can you possibly say but othr than what he portrayed to u in the past. Well guess what, ppl change; Sometimes 4 the good an Sometimes 4 the bad. Unfortunately he chose the BAD,real BAD,the worst u can do, That was HIM, not me, so judging him was based on his actions which I know are true. We had no reason to make such a horrific and traumatic story about someone I was engaged to,ARE YOU KIDDING ME.My daughter was confused, she probably wanted to tell sooner but being the charmer, the advocate, the leader; that we all thought he was; turned out to b more of a liar, deceiver, the devil. How can u portray a Godly man but doing the DEVILS work. I truly believe he wanted to be this better man with good intentions & not the devil, but he was fighting with it & unfortunately he let the devil win. SO If he got u & made u believe him as an adult then what do u think a child will believe.
Nikki T February 21, 2013 at 07:09 AM
She was manipulated by his words an acts of kindness. He was very articulate & convincing with words & used Gods words as a leverage. Another question, who do u think it was that gave us JUSTICE? GOD! he doesn’t let children down, he protects them. Although this happened to my daughter, she was so so strong to tell me. I cant even explain in words how strong she is.In the end GOD protected her from further abuse and victimization. Again she is a child, I dont just hear about cases being made up, maybe a teenager or grown women sayin they been raped but this is why predators take advantage of kids b/c they are small, vulnerable & afraid so they dnt tell, but not MINE. she knew at the end that he was WEAK & We are STRONG and all that size was nothing, she knew that together we could make it stop for GOOD. We have been through counseling for those who were concerned & we will be ALL GOOD b/c GOD is GOOD. That human being who is in prison is in there for a reason so dnt be mad b/c u were hoodwinked too by him, just be thankful that it didnt happen to your child.
Nikki T February 21, 2013 at 07:09 AM
YOU were not in court where the facts were presented nor were YOU in my home when this occurred & when he was confronted with the situation. An innocent man doesnt run..an innocent man doesnt make up lies about relationship and how he was affiliated to my children. He was their step-father, "so to be", but at night a totally different person, so now he suffers the consequences; an hell not a long enough consequence if u ask me! At least he still gets to live a life after prison, when we have to live with this for the REST of our LIVES. He is sick & mentally ill and so is a person who supports this behavior. God bless!
Nikki T February 21, 2013 at 07:15 AM
Thanks Jo, I knew you guys had my back all along. That was only to clarify for the incompetent ones like the ones who claim their relation by blood but dont know him, probably couldnt even tell me his birthday. Shame on them. But I love you guys and thank you so much for all your support.
M P March 12, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Only a corrupted man would have such behavior and that is true that people change. I am soooooo very sorry he did this to your daughter. She is truly beautiful and such a sweet young girl, hopefully one day i will be able to see my little brother and his sister to apologize for his hurt on her life. I still cannot believe the accusations myself. but i have been praying for better days for your family as well as mine.


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