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Joseph Gardner is accused of assaulting a 3 year old in his home.
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A Kingston man who was released on bail after being charged with raping a 5-year-old girl this summer pleaded not guilty Monday to the weekend rape of a 3-year-old girl.
Twenty-six-year-old Joseph Gardner was arraigned Monday in Plymouth District Court on charges of rape of a child by force and intimidating a witness.
Prosecutors said the girl's mother told police that she had known Gardner since high school, and she, her daughter and son had slept at his house Friday night. The woman said her daughter told her Gardner attacked her in the bathroom, smashed her head against the sink, and threatened to kill her father if she told anybody.
Gardner was accused this summer of breaking into a home and raping a 5-year-old girl. He was released on $10,000 bail while awaiting trial on those charges.
Seriously, why the fuck should someone who rapes a child be given the option of bail?! And the mother should get a round smack on her head for being STUPID. Why on earth would bring children around a man charged with breaking into a house and raping one?
As for the bail... it says a lot when you get more for being caught with drugs than raping a child.