EDMONTON - It's been two weeks since an Edmonton high-risk offender cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and slipped across the U.S. border.
Now, Michael Sean Stanley has been arrested by Seattle police and charged with harassment. He's also under investigation for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy.
Around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Seattle police responded to a complaint of a man making noises and yelling in the back alley of a residential neighbourhood.
When officers arrived, the man came out from behind a large dumpster and seemed to be "very intoxicated" and talking loudly, police said. He became belligerent and refused to comply with the officer's commands.
Officers seized a knife with a three-inch blade. There was also a screwdriver, pliers and a flashlight.
Police said Stanley had earlier met a 16-year-old boy at a grocery store, struck up a conversation with the teen and walked with him to an alley. In the alley, police allege, Stanley plied the teen with alcohol and sexually assaulted him.
The teen pulled a knife and was able to run to another location and contact police.
In 2006, Stanley was convicted of assault and unlawful confinement for luring two boys, aged nine and 13, into a vacant suite and holding them there. Police said he also has a long history of sexual offences and has taken kids from playgrounds in the past.