“Travesty of Justice” Prompts Action By Senate Republicans
DENVER – Many Coloradans undoubtedly were shocked and angered last summer when a serial child molester facing 324-years behind bars was set free by an appellate court on a legal technicality. But rather than just brood about the travesty of justice, Senators Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction) and Bob Gardner (R-Colorado Springs) set to work on a bill, moving through the legislature now, that will prevent future injustices by closing the legal loophole that set the molester free.
Scott added that he just wanted the loophole closed “so that the victims of these crimes and their families can rest assured that the travesty of justice we saw in the McFadden case never is repeated again.”
SB-258 passed the Senate Friday on third and final reading and now moves to the House for action, with less than a week remaining in the session.