A former Edmonton man and high-risk sex offender who escaped Canada in 2013 has been found guilty of raping a 69-year-old woman in Seattle.
Michael Stanley, 49, triggered a manhunt across Saskatchewan and Alberta when he cut off his ankle bracelet in Lloydminster on the boundary of the two provinces and made a run for the U.S. border where he managed to cross unchallenged.
At the time, Canadian authorities alerted their U.S. counterparts about Stanley, but they determined he was a U.S. citizen and they had no reason to arrest him, so let him enter the country, while Canadian officials decided not to ask for his extradition.
Stanley has a long history of crime, including sexually assaulting disabled children and an 82-year-old woman in Lethbridge, Alta.
On Thursday, a jury in Seattle found him guilty of the attack on a woman in her home.
He now faces up to life in prison.