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    Neighbors Protest Outside Convicted Child Rapist's Home

    Residents in Providence, Rhode Island converged Wednesday night outside the home of Richard Gardner, a convicted child rapist who was recently released from jail.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018)

    A man who spent decades in prison for molesting children and whose move to Rhode Island sparked noisy protests outside his home has been held without bail after allegedly lying about where he lived on an application for a marriage license.

    Richard Gardner pleaded not guilty Monday to two misdemeanors at his arraignment and will remain in custody after a judge ruled him a danger to the community.

    He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 19 to determine whether he violated probation.

    Gardner was convicted of multiple child rapes in the 1980s in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He was released in October and moved to Providence.

    US Attorney Lays Out Next Steps After Billion-Dollar Cocaine Bust

    [NATL] US Attorney Lays Out Next Steps After Billion-Dollar Cocaine Bust

    Bill McSwain, United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, addressed the media Friday following a billion-dollar cocaine seizure at the Philadelphia seaport.

    (Published Friday, June 21, 2019)

    His attorney said when Gardner applied for the marriage license, the only identification he had was his Massachusetts ID, which listed his mother's Massachusetts address.

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