Gene Johnson & Mike Baker, Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — A violent sex offender who fled Canada is being held on $100,000 bail after being accused of harassment and another sexual assault.

Michael Sean Stanley made a first appearance Wednesday morning after being jailed for investigation of harassment. A judge set his bail at $100,000, citing the circumstances of how he fled Canada to the United States.

Wearing a red prison uniform with his hands shackled in front of him, Stanley appeared before the judge by video from the local jail. He did not speak to the judge during the brief hearing.

The harassment case came from an incident Tuesday morning in which police say Stanley threatened someone who asked him to be quiet. Authorities are still working to re-book Stanley on more serious charges, saying he is being investigated for assaulting a 16-year-old boy.

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