Man once released from 300-year sentence now facing new allegations of child sex crimes

Michael McFadden, Colorado Dept. of Corrections. KKCO/KJCT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKTV) - A man once let out early on a 324-year sentence has been indicted for allegedly taking children across state lines to have sex with them.

Michael McFadden was just a couple of years into his centuries-long sentence when a technicality made him a free man.

The 47-year-old truck driver was arrested Tuesday and indicted by a federal grand jury in Grand Junction later that day.

Mesa County is where McFadden was first convicted of sexually assaulting children and handed his lifetime-and-then-some sentence. He appealed the conviction and won after the Colorado Court of Appeals agreed with his claims of a delayed trial. That meant he could not be retried.

He later moved to El Paso County and was arrested in 2018 for failing to register as a sex offender.

Under the new indictment, McFadden has been accused of the following:

- Between December 25, 2012 and January 3, 2013, McFadden allegedly crossed state lines with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a person who had not yet attained the age of 12 years old.
- Between December 25, 2012 and January 3, 2013, McFadden allegedly transported the minor across state lines with intent to engage in sexual activity.
- Between December 1, 2010 and January 1, 2011, McFadden allegedly crossed state lines with the intent to engage in a different sexual act with another person, who had not attained the age of 12.
- Between December 1, 2010 and January 1, 2011, McFadden allegedly transported the minor across state lines with intent to engage in sexual activity.
- Between January 1, 2007, and January 3, 2013, McFadden again allegedly transported a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual activity.

Sister station KKCO in Grand Junction reports these indictments mirror the allegations that led to his previous conviction.