Sex Offender Who Fled Canada Registers

SEATTLE (AP) — A high-risk sex offender who recently fled Canada has registered with local authorities in the Seattle area.

King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said Friday that Michael Sean Stanley has registered as a sex offender. Authorities had located the 48-year-old in downtown Seattle on Thursday and said he would be arrested if he failed to register within three days.

Stanley has a long history of sexual offences against women and children and had been missing since Oct. 1, when he left Edmonton and cut off his electronic-monitoring bracelet in Canada. U.S. officials allowed him to cross the border after determining he was an American citizen and not the subject of an extraditable arrest warrant.

Authorities say he isn’t being arrested because Canada has decided not to seek his extradition and Stanley is not wanted for any crimes in the United States.

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