Judge Jan Jurden gives probation instead of jail to rich guy who raped his own three year old daughter

I’m not sure who is more evil in this case – the guy who raped his own dauther, or the judge who refused to put him in jail.

Huffington Post reports:

One Percenter Convicted Of Raping Child Dodges Jail Because He ‘Will Not Fare Well’

A Delaware man convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter only faced probation after a state Superior Court judge ruled he “will not fare well” in prison.

In her decision, Judge Jan Jurden suggested Robert H. Richards IV would benefit more from treatment. Richards, who was charged with fourth-degree rape in 2009, is an unemployed heir living off his trust fund.

Richards is the great grandson of du Pont family patriarch Irenee du Pont, a chemical baron.

… he admitted to assaulting his infant son in addition to his daughter between 2005 and 2007. Richards was initially indicted on two counts of second-degree child rape, felonies that translate to a 10-year mandatory jail sentence per count.

Richards hired one of the state’s top law firms and was offered a plea deal of one count of fourth-degree rape charges — which carries no mandatory minimum prison sentencing. He accepted, and admitted to the assault.

In her sentence, Jurden said he would benefit from participating in a sex offenders rehabilitation program rather than serving prison time.

 

April 3, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Politics, Violent crime. 6 comments.