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Grand Junction man sentenced to more than 300 years for child sex crimes freed from prison

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A Grand Junction man who was sentenced to more than 300 years for child sex crimes has been freed from prison.

KREX reported that Michael McFadden, 46, was convicted in 2015 of molesting six young boys and girls.

He appealed, saying pre-trial delays violated Colorado’s speedy trial statutes.

In June, the Colorado Court of Appeals agreed, throwing out the conviction and ruling he could not be retried.

The Mesa County District Attorney’s Office appealed, but the Colorado Supreme Court decided not to take up the case, upholding the lower court’s ruling.

McFadden was released from the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility on Tuesday. He also does not have to register as a sex offender.

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