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Alleged Zeus Pegasus International freakazoid David McCoy fighting extradition to Colorado on creepy sex charges

You remember David McCoy, right? According to the Boulder Police Department, McCoy says he operated a media business called (I'm not making this up) Zeus Pegasus International, and a while back, he advertised for a camera operator -- and a man from New Jersey flew to Boulder to apply. Upon his arrival, though, McCoy "revealed" that he's a doctor and a psychologist and wanted to conduct what the BPD called "trust-building exercises" -- like watching the guy shower and performing "false medical exams" on him involving "inappropriate" and "sexual" touching. All together now: Ewwww!

Well, last week, the BPD announced that McCoy had been arrested in Ohio and would be extradited to Boulder to face what are now described as "multiple allegations of luring young men to his apartment with promises of employment and then sexually assaulting them." But there's a problem: McCoy doesn't want to come back.

According to Traci Cravitz, the Boulder Police detective on the case, McCoy is fighting extradition. That sets into motion a series of procedures BPD Commander Joe Gang describes like so:

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In this case, Colorado is described as the "demanding state" -- meaning the state asking for extradition -- while Ohio is the "asylum state." Gang says "Mr. McCoy would have a hearing in the asylum state, and if he continues to fight extradition, then our district attorney's office would request of the governor's office to write a governor's warrant. That would then go to the governor in the asylum state, and there would be another hearing, when the judge would decide if there's any reason for him to remain in the asylum state. But it's almost unheard of that the demanding state gets denied."

Maybe so, but McCoy's stance has already caused a delay in him facing Boulder justice, and it could stretch out to as long as three months. In an attempt to speed up that process, the DA's office has already requested a governor's warrant, a source at the Boulder County Sheriff's Office says. But the fastest resolution would be for McCoy to waive his objections, which he can do at any point.

Then again, there's a good chance McCoy will want to avoid being held responsible for his "trust-building exercises" for as long as he can.

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