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Sex offender arrested in Colorado Springs days after court orders release from prison

March 2, 2018 Updated: March 3, 2018 at 8:09 am
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Michael McFadden (Photo credit: KKTV via KKCO/KJCT)

Days after Michael McFadden was freed from prison after an appellate court overturned his conviction for sexually assaulting six children, he was back behind bars.

McFadden, 46, was sentenced in 2015 as a habitual criminal to more than 300 years in prison for violent sexual offenses, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported.

He was ordered released from Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Ordway on Tuesday because of a court ruling that his right to a speedy trial had been violated, The Daily Sentinel reported. The Colorado Supreme Court declined to overrule the lower court.

"We are without remedy," Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein told The Daily Sentinel. "The thing that is so frustrating is that everybody agrees that every decision was made to the benefit of protecting (McFadden's) right to a speedy trial."

McFadden's two days of freedom ended abruptly around 4:30 p.m. Friday when he went to the Citizens Service Center at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs, police said. He was arrested at the center for failing to register as a sex offender, a felony. Although his 2015 conviction had been tossed out, he had a previous conviction for sexually assault on a child and was required to register as a sex offender, police said.

He is being held on $1,000 bond, court records show.

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Contact Ellie Mulder: 636-0198

Twitter: @lemarie

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