According to the RCMP, Michael Stanley removed his monitoring bracelet and fled. The 48-year-old is described as a potentially violent high-risk sex offender.
The warning was issued yesterday by the Lloydminster, Alberta detachment of the RCMP. According to police, Stanley left Edmonton yesterday morning and went to Lloydminister. His electronic monitoring bracelet was found on the roof of a Lloydminster business.
Det. Chris Hayduk, with the Edmonton police, said, "They (the bracelets) are very secure, so it would take some significant effort for sure. It's obviously a concern that he did that because he is a high risk and he's on the bracelet for a reason." Hayduk added this is the first incident he can recall where an offender his unit was monitoring had removed their bracelet.
Stanley is believed to be heading east.
On Oct. 5, 2006, Stanley was sentenced to 32 months in jail, almost twice as much as the prosecution was asking for. He had earlier pleaded guilty to assaulting and unlawfully confining two boys, aged nine and 13.
In 2004, Stanley had lured the boys into an empty apartment building where he forced them to take off their shoes and sit on the edge of a bathtub. While they were sitting there, Stanley lit up a crack pipe and blew smoke in their faces. They begged him to let them go and he eventually did.
Prior to these offences, Stanley had 46 other convictions. Many of these convictions were for luring children away from playgrounds.
Court of Queen's Bench Justice Alec Murray rejected Stanley's apology in court as being evidence of true remorse for his actions. The judge described the then 40-year-old as likely to re-offend.
Stanley is described as Metis, 5'9" tall and weighing 190 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. Police believe he may be driving a 1996 Chevy Trail Blazer with Alberta plates, BHD 1954.
Stanley is considered dangerous and anyone who sees him should not approach him but contact the RCMP or their local police.