Post # 1
If someone is seen as such as high risk, I don’t understand why the charges weren’t considered serious enough to arrest him when he was at the border.
Does anyone know what will likely happen now? Just punishment for the harrassment, or will he have to deal with consequences for removing the monitor as well?
Post # 3
@AB Bride: From what I read when they first realized he was in Seattle, Canada declined to extradite him to face charges and he was asked to register as an offender here. There was nothing theey (US cops) could do until he offended again. So sad that someone else got hurt in this process 🙁
Post # 4
@AB Bride: For us US bees, what was the history with this guy? From the article comments it seemed that he was a high profile sex offender.
Post # 5
@bellaluna290: Did someone get hurt? Nevermind, the article was updated. There was nothing about a sexual assault in it when I first read it.
They could have put a Canada-wide warrant out, instead of just limiting it to Alberta, that’s my biggest complaint.
Post # 6
@Treejewel19: I’ve heard different things. He was convicted of sexually assaulting an eldery, disabled woman – that was consistent.
I’ve heard different things about charges against kids – some were assault/kidnapping and sounded overblown according to one article, some said sexual assault.
Post # 7
@Treejewel19: He is a convicted sex offender in Alberta, and cut off his monitoring braclette and went on the run a few weeks ago. He’s a sexual predator (he abused two special needs boys and an elderly lady, which lead to his first arrest). He’s American, so the border let him in because even though there was a warrant for his arrest, they weren’t ‘big’ enough charges. He registered as a sex offender in Seattle, and then pretty much immediatly offended, by attacking a 16 year old boy.
Post # 8
Stanley, who was released from jail in April 2011 after completing a 32-month sentence for assault and forcible confinement, is still wanted in Canada on charges of breach of recognizance, mischief and driving offences.
But those recent and relatively minor charges relate to cutting off the ankle bracelet and dropping out of sight.
In a statement, the Alberta government said although Michael Stanley has a criminal record of violent offences, the Canadian warrant for “Breach of Peace Bond” is not serious enough to justify asking American authorities to turn him over.
“The only charges Mr. Stanley faces… are related to the removing of his bracelet.”
That, it turns out, is not an extraditable offense.
Post # 9
Michael Stanley was a serious sex offender (prone to violence), having multiple counts against him in the past everything from sex assault on a baby thru to a woman in her 80s.
Sicko for sure.
He is also a US Citizen.
So when he crossed into the USA, it meant that Canadian Authorities would have to extradite him to charge with anything he’d done here in the last little while (not sure of how many assaults he’s committed recently… but do know that he took off his monitoring ankle cuff, which is part of the reason that there was a man hunt, he broke conditions of his parole)
I think when he went to the US, that our Authorities thought it was too much of a hassle to track him down etc
When the US Authorities found him, they made him register as a Sex Offender in Washington State.
Now he has reoffended (there) with a 16 year old teenage boy. So he’s facing US charges now.
All I know for sure, is someone needs to lock this guy up !!
Post # 10
@This Time Round: The baby is news to me!
I guess this is why:
While media reports at the time described Stanley as a sexual offender, he could not be linked to any sexual crimes involving children,
It doesn’t sound like he had been previously convicted of any sexual assaults on minors.
Post # 11
@julies1949: Wasn’t it serious enough to extend the warrant, esp. sinc ethey knew he was in Lloyddminster which is in AB and SK?
Post # 12
To @AB Bride: I believe that Quote is directly in regards to his most recent breaking his Parole Conditions (removing the ankle cuff)
He most definitely… is a long time violent sex offender… check this Huffington Post link out… the info here comes from CBC (which is where I read it / saw it originally on Tv)
Not a nice person !!
Post # 13
@AB Bride: They knew he was in Lloydminster before he cut off his bracelet and fled the jurisdiction. If they had been able to find him after that ,before he crossed the border, they would have arrested him.
Post # 14
@AB Bride: I’m pretty sure the warrant was Canada-wide, just didnt extend into the states. I heard a news story (so take with a grain of salt) that it would have been too expensive to extradite him, he just became the US’s problem so they were basically waiting for him to offend again and be arrested (i paraphrased, but that’s what I got from it)
Post # 15
@This Time Round: The aricle I posted and you posted sound similar. It sounds like he’s done many things that he was never convicted for.
Post # 16
@Charliejeorge: “I got a bus ticket, came to the border. I knew something was going to be happening. They pulled me, they shackled me, everything. They checked the warrant, they said B.C. didn’t want to act on it because it was (an) Alberta provincial warrant.
High-risk sex offender Michael Stanley speaks after fleeing Canada