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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. 

    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. 

    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)

    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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