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Level 3 Sex Offender Released on Error Back in Court

Richard Gardner was arrested at a Boston shelter Friday night on a fugitive from justice charge out of Rhode Island

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    Richard Gardner, who raped children in the 1980s, was arrested at a Boston shelter Friday on a fugitive from justice charge out of Rhode Island. (Published Monday, Oct. 17, 2016)

    A convicted sex offender was back in a courtroom Monday amid outrage from community members in Weymouth, Massachusetts. 

    Richard Gardner was arrested at a Boston shelter Friday night on a fugitive from justice charge out of Rhode Island. 

    Level 3 Sex Offender Released in Error Due in Court

    [NECN] Level 3 Sex Offender Released in Error Due in Court
    A convicted sex offender is expected back in a courtroom Monday amid outrage from community members in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
    (Published Monday, Oct. 17, 2016)

    Gardner is a Level 3 sex offender who was released after nearly three decades behind bars for kidnapping and raping boys in the 1980s. 

    The district attorney says Gardner was freed due to a human error. 

    He is now charged with violating the terms and conditions of his release after he was kicked out of the Quincy Library for violating a local ordinance. 

    According to court documents, Gardner, "entered and remained in a place frequented by children which is in violation of the no contact order issued."

    He was held without bail following his appearance in court and a judge accepted his waiver of extradition. 

    A date for his return back to Rhode Island has not been set. 

    His latest arrest comes after residents in his parent's Weymouth neighborhood filed a petition for GPS bracelets on sex offenders.

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