High-risk sex offender let into US after records check
SEATTLE (AP) - A high-risk sex offender being sought in Canada was allowed back into United States after authorities determined that he was a US citizen and not the subject of an extraditable arrest warrant, a US law enforcement official said on Friday.
The federal official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to address an ongoing law enforcement matter, said US authorities were aware of a warning from Canada that Michael Sean Stanley might try to cross the border. But officials allowed Stanley through the border in Blaine, Washington, after reviewing his information in a biometric records check and finding they had no legal authority to extradite him.
Ms Patrycia Thenu, a spokesman for the Edmonton Police Service in Canada, said she couldn't comment on what should or should not have happened at the border. She said authorities are now looking into the extradition process and working with other agencies in Canadian government on that effort.
"The detectives would like to see Mr. Stanley arrested and held accountable," Ms Thenu said.