There’s a special place in hell reserved for child molesters. As far as criminals go, you can make the argument they are the lowest of the low. They are right up there with murderers. There’s no excuse to ever harm a child and typically people that do receive harsh jail sentences.
A Colorado man was sentenced to 300 years in jail for sexual assault against 6 children.
Except there’s one huge problem.
Colorado released him from jail on a technicality…
From Denver Post:
A Colorado man who was sentenced to more than 300 years in prison for sexually assaulting six children was released after an appeals court determined that his right to a speedy trial had been violated.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports 46-year-old Michael McFadden was released from prison Tuesday after the Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
Here’s more on how this monster was released…
From The Daily Wire:
Just how did he get released? “If you’ve heard the phrase, ‘he got off on a technicality,’ this is exactly that situation,” Rubinstein said.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that McFadden’s statutory right to a speedy trial was violated when the presiding judge granted a continuance.That matters because McFadden has prior sexual offenses.
“Because those facts were coming in, the defense had submitted a jury questionnaire, which addressed his prior conduct on whether or not they could be fair,” said Rubinstein.
Rubinstein said the judge didn’t read the questionnaire until halfway through the new jury selection, and when he finally did, the judge decided McFadden couldn’t get a fair trial. So, he granted a continuance.
“The defense objected and asserted their right to a statutory speedy trial,” said Rubinstein.
It’s that continuance that led to a Colorado Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction, ruling his right to a speedy trial was violated. Rubinstein said the judge in the case was trying to protect McFadden’s constitutional right to a fair trial.
“Because the error here was that he shouldn’t have been tried longer than 6 months from the last time he waived speedy trial, there was no remedy for that and therefore there is no ability to retry him,” said Rubinstein.
You can see why so many people out there don’t have faith in our justice system. How could the government botch this one so badly?
A dangerous monster is now back on the street and if you know anything about pedophiles you know they very rarely stop being pedophiles. They are sick people and sick people don’t just magically wake up one day and stop being sick.
Shame on Denver.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]