More unconfirmed sightings of high-risk sex offender in Saskatchewan

King County Sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West confirmed Friday that Michael Sean Stanley had registered as a sex offender as required by police. RCMP / Supplied

SASKATOON – Over 25 possible sightings of a high-risk sex offender were reported in Saskatchewan over the weekend.

RCMP say the sightings were either of someone resembling Michael Sean Stanley, 48, or of the vehicle he is possibly driving.

One of those sightings was in Beechy, Sask., north of Swift Current, on Friday.

It was reported to police on Saturday.

As a precaution, Beechy School is in a “secure and hold” mode for Monday and all students are being kept inside.

Officials say none of the sightings have been confirmed and some have proven to be false.

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RCMP say they are investigating each reported sighting of Stanley and will issue releases when there is a risk to the public or if a school takes official action.

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Saskatoon police Chief Clive Weighill told Global News on Monday morning there was one reported sighting of Stanley in the city.

A woman reported seeing Stanley in Victoria Park on Sunday. A search of the area came up empty.

Stanley had been living in Edmonton for the past two years after serving a 32-month sentence for assault and forcible confinement.

He traveled to Lloydminster on Oct. 1 where he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet.

Schools in the area were placed on lockdown for two days while the search was on for Stanley in the border city.

Sightings were then reported in Kindersley and Rosetown and schools in those areas were placed in a “secure and hold” mode.

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.

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

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