- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - A violent high-risk sex offender who fled Canada has been sentenced to 39 years behind bars for raping a now 70-year-old woman in Seattle.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/QyvuIx ) a King County judge Friday sentenced Michael Stanley for the 2015 crime, which was strikingly similar to the one he committed in Canada in 1988.

Court records say in each crime, Stanley climbed through a window, clamped his hand over the woman’s mouth, shoved a pillow in her face and raped her.

A King County jury in February convicted Stanley of rape and burglary with sexual motivation in the February 2015 attack.

Stanley was released from jail in Canada in April 2011 after completing a 32-month sentence for assault and forcible confinement. Police were monitoring him but he cut off his electronic-monitoring bracelet in 2013 and was able to cross into the United States.

Canada declined to extradite him after his U.S. arrest.


Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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