Sex Crimes

Sheriff's office: Sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle arrested for investigation of rape

In a Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 photo, Toronto's Deputy Police Chief Mark Saunders explains evidence photos as he speaks to the media about a tunnel found near one of the venues for this year's Pan American Games, at a press conference in Toronto. Police said Monday March 2, 2015 that two young men who built the mysterious tunnel had no criminal intent, they just wanted a man cave. Const. Victor Kwong said tips from the public helped them identify the two men in their 20s responsible for building the underground chamber near a Pan Am Games venue. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

In a Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 photo, Toronto's Deputy Police Chief Mark Saunders explains evidence photos as he speaks to the media about a tunnel found near one of the venues for this year's Pan American Games, at a press conference in Toronto. Police said Monday March 2, 2015 that two young men who built the mysterious tunnel had no criminal intent, they just wanted a man cave. Const. Victor Kwong said tips from the public helped them identify the two men in their 20s responsible for building the underground chamber near a Pan Am Games venue. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)  (The Associated Press)

Investigators say a sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle has been arrested in the rape of a 69-year-old woman.

Michael Sean Stanley made news reports in 2013 when he cut off an electronic-monitoring ankle bracelet and crossed the U.S. border unchallenged. He's a U.S. citizen, and American authorities said they had no reason to arrest him. Canada decided not to ask for his extradition, and he registered in the U.S. as a sex offender.

The 49-year-old had a criminal record in Canada that dated back 25 years.

The King County Sheriff's Office says he was arrested last Friday morning after entering the woman's home through a window. No weapons were used but the victim sustained what the sheriff's office described as minor injuries.

Prior to that, authorities say, Stanley had been checking in weekly as required.