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Updated: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:20:11 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Michael Stanley targeted children, parole documents show



High-risk Edmonton sex offender Michael Stanley targeted children over his long and violent criminal history, parole documents show. RCMP

High-risk Edmonton sex offender Michael Stanley targeted children over his long and violent criminal history, parole documents show. RCMP

Parole board documents obtained by CBC News show fugitive Michael Stanley had targeted children numerous times during his long and violent criminal past.

The documents provide graphic insight into why Canadian authorities were so concerned when Stanley, who lived in Edmonton, slipped his tracking bracelet earlier this month while in the Saskatchewan-Alberta border city of Lloydminster.

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Stanley's escape from his court-ordered monitoring bracelet prompted several schools in Alberta and Saskatchewan to lock their doors after RCMP received several unconfirmed sightings.

While media reports at the time described Stanley as a sexual offender, he could not be linked to any sexual crimes involving children.

For example, the media reported Stanley had pleaded guilty to assault and forcible confinement of two boys, aged nine and 13, he lured into an apartment in 2004, the parole documents show he was initially charged with sexual assault in the case.

He was also charged with sexually assaulting a young girl in 2004, but parole documents reveal the girl delayed reporting the incident and eventually refused to testify out of fear of Stanley.

In 2000 Stanley was charged with exposing himself to some children.

On the night in 1987 when he broke into the home of an 82-year-old disabled woman and sexually assaulted her, he was discovered the same night in a second apartment with two young girls including a 15-month-old girl that had been undressed.

Difficulty controlling violent impulses

In its report, the parole board concludes that Stanley has difficulty controlling violent impulses, takes limited responsibility for his crimes and is a high risk to re-offend both violently and sexually.

An excerpt from his psychiatric assessment states," Mr. Stanley's contention that his criminality has been predominantly related to and incited by the use and misuse of alcohol and illicit substances is flawed and misleading.

"Rather said, delinquency and substance abuse have been consequences of severe character pathology, namely an Antisocial Personality Disorder which has proven to be highly entrenched (and) poorly responsive to rehabilitation efforts."

Stanley had served his full 32-month sentence when he cut off his monitoring bracelet on Oct. 1.

Last week police discovered he had crossed the U.S. border at Blaine, Wash., seemingly without difficulty.

This weekend Alberta's solicitor general said the province will not take any steps to extradite him to Canada. 

Extradition lawyer Gary Botting said that now places Stanley under the responsibility of American authorities.

"Basically officials in the United States will be monitoring him," he said. "They know now what his record is up here — it's horrendous — and they will be applying that information in keeping an eye on him for the next several years."

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