Numerous unconfirmed sightings of high-risk sex offender in Saskatchewan

ROSETOWN, Sask. – The search for a high-risk sex offender continues in Saskatchewan after a number of possible sightings on Thursday.

RCMP say there have been at least 10 unconfirmed sightings of either Michael Sean Stanley, 48, or the vehicle he is possibly driving.

Four of those sighting were in Rosetown, Sask. on Thursday evening.

There was also a reported sighting of Stanley in the community 110 kilometres west of Saskatoon earlier in the day.

Stanley was also reported to be in the Kindersley area around 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Kindersley is about 80 kilometres west of Rosetown.

Police have not been able to confirm the sightings but have alerted schools in the area to his possible presence.

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They also confirm some of the reported sightings have turned out to be false.

Officials at Walter Aseltine School in Rosetown say extra supervisors have been called in to monitor the children at all times and parents are being asked to pick up their children from the school.

Police have been on the hunt for Stanley after he cut off his electronic monitoring device in Lloydminster on Tuesday after traveling to the border city from Edmonton.

RCMP officials say they will issue releases to possible sightings of Stanley when there is a risk to the public or when a school decides to take action.

Stanley is a repeat high-risk sex offender who is known to take children from playgrounds.

He is considered violent and police say he should not be approached if spotted.

Stanley is described as Métis, 5’9″, 190 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes and may be driving a purple 1996 Chevrolet Trail Blazer with Alberta licence plate BHD 1954.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Stay with Global News for the latest as this story develops.


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