Sex offender from Canada pleads guilty in Seattle

ASSOCIATED PRESSJanuary 14, 2014 

A high-risk Canadian sex offender who crossed into the U.S. at Blaine and briefly fell off the radar has been sentenced in Seattle.

Michael Sean Stanley, 48, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of harassment and resisting arrest on Tuesday, Jan. 14, according to the Seattle Times. He was sentenced to about seven months in jail with credit for time served since his arrest in October.

Stanley had been monitored in Canada but cut off his electronic-monitoring bracelet and was able to enter the U.S. Oct. 7, 2013. Canada did not seek his extradition.

Seattle authorities said they had no reason to arrest him but asked him to register as a sex offender. Then he was arrested on Oct. 22 and accused of threatening someone who asked him to be quiet.

Stanley is separately accused of sexually assaulting a teen. That allegation is still under investigation.

He has a long history of sexual offenses against women and children in Canada.

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