17th Judicial DA

Adams County Sex Assault on a Child Defendant in Colorado Custody After Nine Years on the Lam in Morocco

February 13, 2023

Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Denver Field Office, and the Adams County Sheriff's Office are announcing the successful extradition of Patrick McKenner, 52, from Morocco on various pending charges including Sex Assault on a Child. 

In 2014, McKenner's case was set for trial; however, the defendant failed to appear for the Motions Hearing in May 2014. McKenner was eventually located in Morocco. The District Attorney's Office has been working with the Department of Justice and the FBI Denver Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force to track the defendant's whereabouts and complete an extradition. McKenner was eventually detained in Morocco. 

Last week, the FBI Denver Extradition Team, comprised of one FBI Agent and two FBI Task Force Officers, traveled to Morocco and completed the extradition. On Saturday, February 11, 2023, the Adams County Sheriff's Office met the FBI Denver Extradition Team at Denver International Airport and completed the transfer of custody. McKenner was booked into the Adams County Jail. The defendant is being held with no bond. The entities involved in this extradition would like to acknowledge the efforts of the Moroccan authorities who helped to make this possible. 

McKenner's charges include:
  • Sex Assault of a Child--Position of Trust (F3)
  • Sex Assault on a Child--Pattern of Abuse (F3)
  • Sexual Exploitation of a Child (F3)
  • Sex Assault on a Child (F4)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (F6)

Case number 2013CR002500 was originally filed in Adams County District Court. McKenner's next court appearance will be on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 8:30am. 

McKenner's booking photo is attached to this release. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the Arrest Affidavit would need to do so through the Court in Adams County. 

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo RPC 3.6.
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District Attorney Mason assumed the oath of office on January 12, 2021. The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office endeavors to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Adams and Broomfield counties in felony and misdemeanor cases. DA Mason and his staff are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of the 17th Judicial District.

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