• Sex offender sneaks across border

    By: Alison Grande


    Police say a wanted sex offender is missing and could be in Western Washington.

    According to police, Michael Sean Stanley, 48, is a convicted and dangerous sex offender.

    Investigators say Stanley cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet Oct. 1 in Edmonton, Alberta.

    He has a record of targeting victims from 15 months old to 81 years old. According to court documents, he even grabbed children off playgrounds.

    Stanley was put on electronic monitoring after his release from prison in 2011. He wasn't supposed to go further than 31 miles from Edmonton without police permission.

    Police say that on Oct. 7, he crossed into Washington at the Blaine border crossing.

    Stanley has a previous record in Washington. In 1983, when he was 18, he pleaded guilty to burglary. Court documents claim he broke into a house, then ran when the resident woke up and saw  him. Because of his extensive juvenile record, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    While federal sources tell KIRO 7 no one knows where Stanley is hiding, Canadian officials say they know where Stanley is and they're waiting to get him extradited.

    U.S. officials are investigating how he got into Washington with an outstanding warrant in Canada.

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