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Sex Offender Who Fled Canada Arrested For Sexual Assault In Seattle

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File photo of handcuffs being placed on a suspected criminal. (Credit: ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of handcuffs being placed on a suspected criminal. (Credit: ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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(CBS Seattle/AP) — The registered sex offender who fled Canada and turned up in Seattle last week was arrested Tuesday for sexually assaulting a teen boy in West Seattle.

According to Seattle police, Michael Sean Stanley met a 16-year-old boy at a grocery store, struck up a conversation, then enticed the boy into an alley and sexually assaulted him. The boy pulled a knife on Stanley, got away from him and called police, according to SPD’s website.

Seattle police say they received several calls about noise in the same alley. Police said Stanley seemed intoxicated and said he had a knife; he was arrested for harassment. Officials say the assault likely happened prior to the noise complaints.

Stanley, an American citizen, registered as a sex offender with the King County sheriff’s office last week after cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet in Canada and crossing the border. According to online records, Stanley’s current address is block away from Pike Place Market and a preschool. Canadian officials described him as an untreated, violent offender who posed a significant risk, but said they would not try and extradite him. He’s registered as a “level 2″ offender, which is typically someone considered a moderate risk to re-offend.

Seattle police say Stanley is now in the King County jail and will be re-booked on the additional charges. It’s not clear how the arrest will affect his sex offender status.

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