Convicted sex offender being investigated for child pornography in RI

CRANSTON, R.I. (WHDH) - Police are investigating a convicted child rapist who is accused of having child pornography in Rhode Island, officials said.

Officers searched the Cranston, Rhode Island home of 52-year-old Richard Gardner, who was convicted of multiple child rapes in the 1980s.

Police said they received a tip that Gardner may have child pornography and took his phone, media storage device, and other documents.

Gardner has not been arrested and is not facing any charges.

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