Michael Stanley, a violent, high-risk sex offender who has been missing for more than a week, has been located in the United States but not arrested, say Edmonton police.
Stanley crossed the border from B.C. into Washington at Blaine on Monday night, said Det. Chris Hayduk at a news conference held in Edmonton Thursday afternoon.
Hayduk said American police are aware that Stanley is wanted in Canada, but there are no warrants for his arrest in the U.S.
He said justice officials in Canada don't have the legal power to apprehend Stanley, but will work to have him extradited.
It is not yet known how Stanley travelled into the U.S.
Authorities will be speaking to Crown prosecutors to prepare for an extradition process once he is brought into custody.
Police in several provinces have been searching for Stanley since he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet on Oct. 1 in Lloydminster, located on the Alberta-Saskatchewan border.
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Police said the Edmonton man has a history of taking children from playgrounds. In 2006, he was sentenced to time behind bars for assault and unlawful confinement after luring two mentally impaired boys to an Edmonton apartment. One boy was 13, and one was nine.
Court heard he smoked crack and blew smoke in their faces.
He spent nine years in prison for the aggravated sexual assault, in the late 1980s, of an 82-year-old Lethbridge woman who was confined to a wheelchair.
Court records say Stanley has a "horrendous record" with numerous convictions going back to 1987. He suffers from a severe personality disorder and is a high risk to reoffend, court has been told.