Trapped In The Spider’s Web – The Sick Purpose Of Patrick O’Shannahan aka Khristian Knight’s Online Profiles

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Many people have seen the Hoarder’s episode with “Sir Patrick” (aka Roger Sisson aka Khristian Knight aka a million other aliases) and got the impression that he’s just a harmless silly guy with his head stuck in the clouds.

A mugshot of 'Sir' Patrick Flannagan O'Shannahan aka Roger Sisson aka Khristian Knight.

Even after his history of sexual assault and other forms of violence were revealed, some still felt that the way he presented himself on the show meant that he must have somehow changed and now was a harmless Peter Pan type.

But they’re dead wrong. There’s a reason that he’s still out there pretending to be different men of various ages online, saying that he’s looking for his ‘little girl’ to be his bride.

He’s a predator and luring victims using online profiles is something that he’s been doing for many years now. He plays the odds by talking to dozens of women/girls at a time, knowing that eventually he’ll find the right victim.

Emails will turn into reassuring phone calls and then he will pressure her to meet him in person. What happens next is the endgame to all his lures.

This post is about what happened to one young woman whom he lured into his spider web. Let’s call her Jane as it really could have been any woman or girl going through a very vulnerable time in her life. During this time he targeted her and moved in for the kill.

Here is the story of what happened told in her own words, there are sections where I’ll sum up certain things and they will be in between – – – dashes – – – but otherwise it’s as she said it.


(Jane) Let’s see when we first met was when the internet was getting real hot. He sends pictures of himself when he was younger and never mentions his real age.

It was quite a shock to see him for the first time. However his story is different now. A mugshot of Sir Patrick O'Shannahan aka Arthur Allen Richards.
When I met him he was “Col. Dr.” Arthur Allen Richards.

He chats you up and makes things with him sound so wonderful. Then he pressures you to come to see him.

I was in a real bad place, well what I thought was a real bad place. So I thought what the hell I could use some time away. I packed up my stuff and left …

I should have gotten back in the car when I saw him but I felt as if i had no where else to go. I couldn’t go to my parent’s and I couldn’t go back where I was…so I thought well I could just stay here for a couple months, get a job and then be done.

A picture of a social security id card.

oh yeah no…He immediately stripped me of my money and my driver’s license and SS card. Which was sort of shock to me because I left that in the car under my seat.

After a couple of days of being there I told him that I wasn’t going to stay. …A minute later he dangled my purse in front of me and informed me I was going nowhere.

He threatened to kill my family esp my brothers and sisters. He would destroy my stuff. He burned all my clothes once because I was sick with pnuemonia and couldn’t have sex.


So here’s the deal, he’s all over the dating sites which you all are aware of. He’s obsessed with the color white and he does not like women to wear pants. He sexually abuses women. He might look like an elf but he is strong and that’s why he preys on petite women. So he knows he’s stronger than them.

— — —

There’s no need to go into details about this part but basically during her time with him Jane had to endure not only imprisonment but rape and sadistic torture at the hands of Patrick O’Shannahan (aka Roger Sisson etc).

This sadistic abuse was of such an extreme nature that even on a physical level she still hasn’t recovered from some of the injuries.

— — —

A picture of 'Sir' Patrick Flannagan O'Shannahan taken by the police.

(Jane) He hated boys and said if I ever got pregnant and it was boy he would abort the pregnancy himself.

He has bad dental problems and you can smell the decay on his breath! His front teeth look fine but his back teeth are horrid.

He decided to move near my family to keep me more subservient. I knew he had the capacity to be vengeful regardless of the cost so I was frightened beyond recognition that he really would hurt one of them. So I just kept quiet.


— — —

So how did Jane escape?

Patrick O’Shannahan (aka Roger Sisson etc etc) was caught red handed running a big scam and law enforcement got involved. Due to the nature of the crimes he committed jail time was certain to be in his future, so he pulled one of his classic techniques to try to worm his way out of it.

This lead to a situation which brought a certain group of outsiders into the closed world he had trapped her in. More than outsiders, they were caring people who read between the lines and recognized the abuse that was happening to her. They sprung into action.

There was only a short time in which to help her escape him and they hid her away in a room with no windows while he was preoccupied with scamming his way out of the legal trouble he was in.

But it wasn’t long before he realized she was gone and that she had broken free of him. He went back to the group of people who had rescued her and started to terrorize them, threatening to kill anyone who got in the way of him killing her. He screamed that he needed to “teach her a lesson.”

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(Jane) The guard went to escort him off the premises. They told me later that he changed his story and said they were holding me hostage and that I was just a child. So they waited until dark to take me to a shelter.

Within two or three days I had a plan and things were turning around. He found me and stood outside the walls of the shelter saying he was going to kill me but not quickly.

He was first going to torture me because I needed to be punished and then when I couldn’t beg for mercy anymore he would show what a gracious and forgiving fellow he could be and grant me the wish of death. He went on like that until the police came.

Even after I left him he harassed everyone that would listen! He constantly emailed me, called my family. called the police to file a missing persons report. Used my SS# claiming I was his child and he needed food stamps and welfare to take care of me. That my “whore of a mother” took off. He used my SS# to buy a car! To try to buy a house, open credit cards.


His stories are to lure you in a false sense of security. That you and him are going to have the perfect life together! He likes to talk about himself and the image of you that he has created.

A picture that Patrick O'Shannahan uses to pretend he's much younger than he really is.

But he could really care less about what you’re interests are. He would rather hear about how horrible your life is going. That way he can use that and say well if you were here you wouldn’t have that.

He knows that everything he says is a lie. He’s not living in a dream world, he’s a pathological liar who preys on women because of lack of self worth.

Bottom line, I let him take a piece of me away. I hope he eventually lands back in prison or the mental ward. I was able to pick up my life and piece it back together. I’ve always been told it would be hard for me to conceive but after the damage he inflicted on me, its now almost impossible.

I also have bowel issues because of what he did to my rectum (sorry for the image but sometimes the truth is not pretty) I have digestive issues because of the anxiety I used to have.

If there was a way to lock him up and throw away the key I would have done it! But he is untouchable legally. Its really weird. Because when my lawyer was going to go after him to try to put him away the VA called him and said no court of law was going to convict him because he’s crazy. Like certifiably, so he can play that card and get away.

So my lawyer came to me and told me, asked me what I wanted to do. I told him to make me disappear instead. So now I just live quietly.


Since there is no real way of getting this guy away from the world, then the real story about him is the only tool out there to try to protect others and keep him at bay.

A picture of 'Prince Dr.' Khristian Knight.

He’s smart and calculated. Unless he gets upset and then he gets sloppy. he loses control for a few, throws a hissy but quickly can regroup and be back in control. He can figure out how to take any tight situation he is in and figure out how he can stay free. He doesn’t like to be called crazy but he uses that label to his advantage and hides under it.

Medication will not magically make him stop this unless its a heavy dose of valium. He has no intentions of stopping, he doesn’t see himself as being wrong or anything being wrong with him…

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That’s the story of just one of so many victims of Patrick O’Shannahan (aka Khristian Knight). He knows how to play the odds and with the hundreds of online profiles he has out there he can reach an exponential amount of women/girls right in their living room.

He will go to all sorts of lengths to gain credibility with his marks, including impersonating a rape counselor. Make no mistake about it though, rape is on his mind but not as a counselor.

The best thing you can do if you’ve been contacted by him online is to stay away from him at all costs or you might end up living in the same kind of horrific situation that Jane had to endure for so long. Don’t be the next victim to fall into the spider’s web of “Sir” Patrick O’Shannahan aka Roger Sisson aka Khristian Knight.

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13 Responses to Trapped In The Spider’s Web – The Sick Purpose Of Patrick O’Shannahan aka Khristian Knight’s Online Profiles

  1. anon says:

    OMG! Jane, i hope you’re doing well these days. i’m so sorry for everything that bastard has put you through, and it’s also why i’m working to get this creep’s profiles pulled.

    stay strong, Jane, and take it one day at a time. *hug*

  2. krudler says:

    Thank you for being so brave and sharing your story, Jane. I’m sure you will be saving countless women from having to go through what you endured. And the others who have suffered at his hands will know that they’re not alone.

    I wish you well in the future with whatever you choose to do. You deserve every happiness. I cannot say it enough – thank you.

  3. anonymous says:

    I’m so glad Jane got away. It’s terrible that you are scarred by this monster. But I’m elated that you shared your story with the world. It shines light on sides of him that others can only imagine.

    The sad part is his own children are just as messed up. One son is exactly like him. Going from place to place, one vulnerable girl to another. Looking for his perfect victim to be his slave. When things get messy he jumps ship. He plays the crazy card as well, hiding under it when he can, using it to his benefit, but he’s not just crazy. He’s a pathological liar, a monster, and a rapist.

    But he’s able to get away with it all. Because he’s good at hiding, and running. He plays the victim OF his victim.

    I myself still have PTSD from my 2 years with this man (Sir Pat’s son) and almost didn’t come here to read this story as it takes me back to my own nightmares.

    I am one of many victims. But I can say I was lucky enough to not catch the brunt of the damage he would eventually start inflicting on other women. He was just starting out in his fathers footsteps back then.

    But again, Jane, thank you for sharing your dark history. I hope it reaches many more people. Goes viral even.

    Stay safe.

    • anon says:

      for starters, i’m sorry for what you’ve been through, and glad you’re now away from him and out of that situation. your story (and Jane’s) is touching, and i’m glad you shared this with us.

      second of all, have you shared this with the police? have you talked to someone about this? the reason i ask is cuz you mention PTSD, which, btw, doesn’t really go away, one just finds a way to cope with it.

      just so you know, abusers are expert liars. they know how to work the legal system to their advantage, and manipulate people to rally around them and throw their victims under the bus. as diabolical as it is, some abusers will play the victim of their abusers as a way of messing with their minds. it’s what abusers do, and they know damn well what they’re doing.

      you stay strong too, and take it one day at a time. you may have saved a life by sharing your story too. *hug*

  4. mommylady says:

    God bless you Jane. I applaud your curage in sharing your story. It shows people that they, like you, have more strength than they ever could dream of. Take care.

  5. Michelle says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience it will bring awareness as well as help many other survivors come forward. Hopefully, this will apply more pressure in getting him caught and justice served!

  6. olena says:

    Jane, thank you for your courage. Bad things happen to good people, but you survived, you will never have to go through this nightmare with SP anymore.
    I am just so lucky and thankful I did not agree to come to Florida to meet this pervert when I was 16 y.o., I’m so sorry you had to go through this hell. Hopefully, no more victims will be claimed from now on.
    Hang in there, dear <3

    • anon says:

      hey there, Olena! i know i’m probably a little late to the party, but on the off chance you see this, i’m so sorry for what SP did to you, and i’m sorry that a couple of jerks on the blog blamed you for it. i understand how it feels, believe me. anyways, what he did to you wasn’t your fault, no matter what anyone says. :)
      btw, if i’m not mistaken, at the very least what SP did to you was enticing a minor across state lines if you’re interested in pursuing this through the legal system.

  7. Morgan says:

    I see kind of a hole, here. Get a new lawyer.

    Even if he is insane, the degree of insanity and whether he can be held responsible for these actions can still be up for question. Charges can still be pressed. People don’t just get away with rape and torture because they’re insane. This man is a sick fuck, and will hurt other women the way he hurt you if you don’t do something about it.

    • Anita says:

      Hi Morgan,

      Unfortunately her experience with the legal system isn’t unique and I doubt a lawyer change would have helped. Roger Sisson/”Sir Patrick” has gotten away with horrible things again and again even though he was brought before the courts and in some cases even though children were involved. I’m talking about decades upon decades of him going all over the country and destroying the lives of families, usually women and children.

      He’s quite the con-artist and from a very young age learned how to play the legal system. He usually uses the “I’m insane” ploy as a get out of jail free card (apparently always with the help of the VA, which is just blows my mind) and then skips state, knowing that the community he was in will most likely just be happy to be rid of him.

      Meanwhile the women and the kids are left to pick up the pieces of their lives while he takes up in a new place and starts amassing $$ and new victims. I’ve talked to so many of his former victims and it just makes my stomach turn to know that he’s gotten away with it all for decades, longer than I’ve been alive actually, even though the legal system knew about him early on. So sadly I don’t think it had anything to do with the lawyer since many different lawyers have represented various victims of his yet he almost always ends up walking away with a slap on the wrist.

  8. Jon says:

    I met this guy many years ago. My dad was a preacher in Fayetteville, AR and met this guy and even brought him home to the family. My dad was gullible and believed this guy was an ex colonel in the Marines and Vietnam Vet. I wanted to meet him because my dad told me he was an expert in hand to hand combat and I am a martial arts teacher. I knew the guy was strange as soon as I met him. I didn’t believe the stuff he said and his fake uniform looked ridiculous. I wonder where he is now. I’m sorry to hear of the trouble this guy caused you. He often tried to get me and my girlfriend at the time to his home but we never went…I hope he’s in jail.

  9. Anne says:

    Jane, I am so sorry for what you experienced and I am proud of you for doing all you can to recover. I don’t know what the statute of limitations on sex crimes and illegal imprisonment is in your state, but if you have any interest in pursuing prosecution I believe that you should contact the District Attorney’s Office where you live ASAP. You would not be responsible for organizing a prosecution; the DA’s office would. But you would have to contact them and cooperate by giving information, testifying, etc. It is a difficult road.

    Given that your attacker is well-known for lying about his military service, I find it highly suspect that someone “from the VA” contacted your attorney to dissuade you from going forward with legal remedies for these crimes. Just FYI, the insanity defense is very rarely used in rape cases. That’s not to say that someone wouldn’t try to use it, but the judge may well not allow it.

    No one is immune from the law. From what Anita has posted it sounds as if this man is a skillful liar and manipulator and has managed to slip through the cracks time and time again, but awareness about the seriousness of sex crimes has increased over the years. I can only hope that one day soon this man will wind up where he belongs: behind bars. I only hope he does not hurt too many more women and children along the way.

    • anon says:

      And that’s why we do what we do. This website is a public service, and if we can spare even one lonely and vulnerable girl from falling for his lines, then we’ve done our duty. It’s too bad we didn’t know about him before Jane found him. I’ve got a feeling that that “someone from the VA” was probably one of his enablers, since I don’t see the VA doing something that would sully their reputation like aiding and abetting a criminal, since that’s basically what happened here.

      I’m sure any good DA’s office could come up with a whole slew of charges for this jackasshole if Jane decides to take legal action against him and the statute of limitations in her state hasn’t run out yet. One sympathetic jury member and one sympathetic judge would hopefully be enough to throw him in jail for the rest of his life, however long that may be at this point.

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