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Canadian sex offender’s freedom in the United States ends abruptly

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SEATTLE — For a few weeks, Michael Sean Stanley managed to cut away from a troubled life in Canada and navigate a bizarre pathway to freedom.

The sex offender removed his electronic monitoring bracelet, eluded a Canadian manhunt and headed for the border. He was allowed to cross into Washington, where local authorities told the U.S. citizen to register as a sex offender but didn’t arrest him, since he’d committed no crimes here.

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