Canadian sex offender who crossed at Blaine found in Seattle


Michael Sean Stanley


A high-risk Canadian sex offender who had disappeared and then crossed into the U.S. at Blaine has been located in Seattle.

Canadian authorities had been looking for Michael Sean Stanley since before his crossing Oct. 7. Stanley is a U.S. citizen but has a long history of sexual offenses against women and children in Canada, according to Associated Press reports. He has been imprisoned in that country before and had recently cut off his ankle-monitoring bracelet, according to news reports.

Seattle police, working with U.S. Marshals, found him in downtown Seattle Thursday, Oct. 17, according to the police department's online blotter.

Because Canadian authorities have declined to extradite him and with no information that he's committed any crimes in the U.S., local police can't arrest him.

Seattle police have ordered him to register as a sex offender, as required by law. If he fails to do so, he is subject to arrest.

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