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, pleaded not guilty today to charges of failing to register as a sex offender related to a previous conviction.
McFadden appeared at a hearing today in El Paso County, and a judge set a jury trial date for October 2nd.
McFadden was convicted in 2015 of sexually assaulting six children in the Grand Valley, 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 bonded out and is currently not incarcerated.