Colorado Springs, CO - Michael McFadden, the sex offender who was freed from prison at the end of February after serving less than 3 years of a more than 300 year prison sentence, is back on the streets on Monday. He was being held for failing to register as a sex offender, but bonded out of jail over the weekend.
McFadden was scheduled to appear in court today, but that hearing was postponed until April 23rd.
He was convicted in 2015 of sexually assaulting six children and of being an habitual sex offender. But that conviction was thrown out when the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled he had been denied his right to a speedy trial under Colorado law.
Several days after his release, he was re-arrested and charged with failing to register as a sex offender because of a previous conviction. He had been held in the El Paso County Jail until this weekend.