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Updated: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:58:30 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Sex offender Michael Stanley investigated for sexual assault



High-risk sex offender Michael Stanley, registered as a sex offender in Seattle, Washington, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of harassment Tuesday. KIRO TV

High-risk sex offender Michael Stanley, registered as a sex offender in Seattle, Washington, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of harassment Tuesday. KIRO TV

Violent sex offender Michael Stanley, who removed his electronic monitoring bracelet and fled Canada earlier this month, is now under investigation for the sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy in Seattle, Wash.

Shortly after arresting and charging Stanley this morning on a misdemeanour charge of harassment , Seattle police received information that he may have been involved in a sexual assault in Seattle.

According to the report Seattle police received this morning, a man struck up a conversation with a 16-year-old boy at a grocery store, walked with him to an alley where he gave him alcohol and then sexually assaulted him. 

The teen told police he pulled a knife on the man and escaped to another location where he called police.

The incident allegedly occurred in the same alley where a man was yelling just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday. 

Det. Mark Jamieson said a passerby called police and told officers that when he asked the man to quiet down, the man threatened to assault him.

When officers arrived at the alley they found Stanley, who became combative and claimed he had a knife.

After finding a small knife on Stanley, who appeared intoxicated, officers booked him into the King County Jail on a harassment charge.

Police said Stanley will be re-booked on additional charges later today.

After Stanley, who was living in Edmonton, removed his ankle bracelet in Lloydminster, Alta., on the border of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and fled, Canadian officials issued a public alert describing him as an untreated, violent offender who posed a significant risk.

Unconfirmed sightings led schools in several west-central Saskatchewan communities to lock their doors and keep children inside.

Stanley, a U.S. citizen, crossed the border and was located in the Seattle area last week. Authorities asked him to register as a sex offender after Canadian officials decided not to seek extradition.

His address online was listed as an intersection just a block away from Pike Place Market, a scenic destination for both tourists and locals that is also near a preschool.

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