Michael McFadden

Man FREED from prison just a few years into 300-year sentence for molesting six children

A Grand Junction, Colorado, man who was condemned to more than 300 years behind bars for child sex crimes was freed less than three years into his lengthy sentence.

The Mesa County District Attorney’s Office confirmed to KREX that Michael Tracy McFadden, 46, was released from Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Ordway on Tuesday.

According to the station, McFadden successfully appealed his 2015 conviction on the grounds that pre-trial delays violated his Constitutional right to a speedy trial.

Not only did the Colorado Court of Appeals rule in his favor, but the also found in June 2017 that he could not be retried for his crimes.

He was released weeks after the Colorado Supreme Court refused to hear the case, essentially upholding the lower court’s decision.

McFadden was sentenced in 2015 to at least 316 years in prison for sexually assaulting six young children.

Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein told KREX that McFadden is not required to register as a sex offender.

 

[Featured Image: Michael Tracy McFadden/Colorado Department of Corrections]