Councilman Hoping For Action On Sex Offender Proposal

(Providence, RI)  --  No action was taken last night by the Providence City Council Ordinance Committee on a proposal to further- restrict where sex offenders can live.  Councilman Luis Aponte's ordinance would prohibit them from living within five-hundred feet of daycares and other recreational areas.  He proposed the measure after convicted child rapist Richard Gardner recently moved into a home in the city's Washington Park neighborhood.  The city's law department is reviewing the proposal to make sure it's legal, and Aponte said he hopes the council moves quickly after that.


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