SEATTLE -- The violent sex offender who fled Canada earlier this month and was arrested after causing a scene in West Seattle Tuesday morning is now under investigation for possibly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy, according to the Seattle Police Department.
A number of residents called 911 around 6 a.m. with reports of a man yelling in an alley in the 2300 block of 44th Avenue Southwest. One of the callers told police the man threatened to attack him when he told him to be quiet.
According to police, officers arrived to find 48-year-old Michael Stanley combative and apparently intoxicated. He was arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of harassment, and a small knife found on him was confiscated.
Further information has led police to believe Stanley may be involved in the sexual assault of a teen prior to his arrest.
Stanley reportedly met the 16-year-old boy at a grocery store Tuesday morning and went with him to an alley in the 2400 block of 44th Avenue Southwest. According to the report received by police, Stanley gave the teen alcohol then sexually assaulted him.
The teen reportedly pulled a knife on Stanley and ran off to contact police.
Stanley, who has a history of offenses against women and children, crossed in the United States and was found in downtown Seattle last week. He registered as a sex offender, and Canadian officials decided not to ask for extradition.
Just Monday it was revealed Stanley was living one block away from a preschool near Pike Place Market.
Ed. Note: A previous version of this story said Stanley was only facing misdemeanor charges. That will no longer be the case if he is indeed charged in connection with the sexual assault of a 16 year old.