A high-risk sex offender who recently fled Canada has registered with local authorities in the Seattle area, officials said Friday.
Authorities found Michael Sean Stanley on Thursday in the Seattle area and said he would be arrested if he failed to register within three days. King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said Friday that Stanley followed through, reporting to the Sheriff’s Office that he was homeless.
Stanley will have to check in weekly at the local courthouse, West said.
Stanley has a long history of sexual offenses against women and children and had been missing since he left Edmonton, Alberta, on Oct. 1 and cut off his electronic monitor.
He was allowed to enter the U.S. because he is an American citizen and not the subject of an extraditable arrest warrant. Canada has decided not to seek his extradition, and Stanley is not wanted in the U.S.