Convicted child rapist appears in court as prosecutors seek review of his activity

Richard Gardner is seen in Kent County Superior Court, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. (WLNE)

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A convicted child rapist was in court Friday as prosecutors seek a review of his activity while on probation.

In Kent County Superior Court, Richard Gardner signed documents waiving his Fourth Amendment right related to that review. Prosecutors agreed to continue the case to a later date.

No further information was shared in court.

Gardner was convicted of sexually assaulting children in Warwick and Massachusetts in the 1980s.

He was released from prison in 2018 and moved to Providence, where neighbors protested outside his home. He then moved several other times.

Gardner is due back in court in March.

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