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12/7/2016 Representative Robert B. Lancia Outraged Serial Child Molester Has Been Released from Prison

STATE HOUSE  --  “I was appalled to learn that Dana Waters, a serial child molester, deemed a Level 3 sex offender, which is considered a ‘high risk offender’ by the Rhode Island Sex Offender Board of Review, was released from prison last week, and has now registered as a sex offender in the city of Cranston and will now be living at Harrington Hall on Howard Avenue,” said Representative Robert B. Lancia (R-District 16 Cranston).  “There are three elementary schools within a short distance of Harrington Hall, and this is a dangerous situation for residents of Cranston.” 

Dana Waters was released from the ACI after serving 18 years for admitting to molesting nearly a dozen children in the late 1990’s.

“There are approximately eighty residents at Harrington Hall, and about thirty-five of them are sex offenders, which is beyond high risk for Cranston residents, especially our vulnerable children,” Rep. Lancia added.

Rep. Lancia went on to say, “I am all for trying to rehabilitate individuals, and give them a second chance in society, but Waters has had no such rehabilitation.  Harrington Hall is a growing problem in Cranston, and I want to work with state leaders to find a better solution to this disconcerting issue.” 

Representative Robert B. Lancia (R-District 16 Cranston) is calling upon state leaders to develop day programs to attempt to rehabilitate sex offenders, rather than release them into society.


For more information, contact:
Raina C. Smith, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2259