Prosecutor: No charges for dangerous Canadian sex offenderon March 7, 2014 @ 4:10 pm (Updated: 4:28 pm - 3/7/14 )
Seattle police arrested Michael Sean Stanley on Oct. 22 after officers responded to a report of a man yelling in an alley in the early morning hours. Following his arrest, Stanley was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy who went into the alley with him.
"The case is being declined for criminal prosecution because there is insufficient evidence to prove that a forcible sexual assault had occurred," the prosecutor's office said in a brief statement Friday.
Stanley pleaded guilty in January to harassment and resisting arrest charges stemming from the arrest and was sentenced to 60 days in jail.
Stanley set off a firestorm when the convicted sex offender fled Canada after cutting off his GPS monitoring device and crossing into Washington state at the U.S.-Canada border.
Canadian officials refused to seek extradition.
Stanley is scheduled to be released from jail Monday, and will be required to continue reporting to officials as a sex offender.
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