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Judge Frees Sex Offender, Finds Charge Lacked Merit : “there Was No Intent To Mislead Here,” He Says Of Wrong Address On Child Rapist’s Application For Marriage License

Nov 20, 2018 - Providence Journal

WARWICK \x97 Recent misdemeanor charges against Richard Gardner, a registered sex offender who caused a stir among neighbors when he moved to Providence last month, were dismissed Monday in District Court.

Cranston police arrested Gardner, 52, early this month on charges of listing a false address on a marriage-license application when he applied with his now-wife Patricia Gardner at Cranston City Hall. Gardner listed his parents’ address in Massachusetts as his mailing address. It was t...