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Sex offender held on $100K bail; video shows him in store with teen
SEATTLE -- Michael Stanley, a convicted sex offender in Canada who fled to Washington state on Oct. 7, was ordered held in King County Jail on $100,000 bail Wednesday for a misdemeanor harassment charge stemming from an incident in West Seattle Tuesday. Stanley pleaded not guilty. Stanley is also suspected of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old homeless boy in West Seattle Tuesday, but no charges have been filed in that case. King County prosecutors asked for the high bail on the harassment charge because they said Stanley is a flight risk and they want him in jail while he is investigated for the sexual assault charge.