DuPont Heir Raped Daughter, Got Probation

Now accused of raping son, too.

Hope you’re ready to feel disgusted and angry. Gawker reports that Robert H. Richards IV — great grandson of  the late Irenee DuPont, family patriarch —  was convicted in 2008 of raping his 3-year-old daughter … and got probation because the judge in the case thought the rich guy couldn’t handle the rigors of prison. Why is this coming to light now? Richards’ ex-wife now alleges he raped their son, as well.

In 2009, Delaware Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden sentenced Robert H. Richards IV to eight years in prison but suspended the sentence in lieu of probation. Richards was also ordered “participate in a sex offenders” treatment program in Massachusetts and was forbidden from contact with children 16 and younger.

“[The] defendant will not fare well in Level 5 [prison] setting,” Jarden wrote in her order,according to Delaware Online. Raw Story notes that Richards, who is 6’4″ and 276 pounds, does not suffer from any physical illnesses or disabilities.

Richards pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape in 2008, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years. The felony charge was publicly released for the first time earlier this month, after Richard’s ex-wife filed a lawsuit accusing him of also raping their young son.

The rich really are different. Everybody else would’ve gone to prison.

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  • Rumplestilskin

    Best justice MONEY CAN BUY! Are we surprised? The rich control the legislature and the judiciary and probably the executive branch as well. IF YOU ARE POOR AND ACCUSED OF A FELONY YOU ARE LIKELY GOING TO JAIL ….GUILTY OR NOT. If you are rich you get a “pass” like the drunk, underage rich kid in Texas who ran over a bunch of folks and walked because the judge said he suffered from “entitlement syndrome” and couldn’t do jail time. Makes you want to puke….doesn’t it??

  • Wolfy Ghalkhani

    The rich are different? how’s that? I thought justice was blind!

  • Stephop

    Poor kids!!!

  • JCChris

    African-Americans were well aware of this practice. We just assumed it was the law of the land… Obamacare. LoL

    • Nancy


  • disqus_JjYnU5MRNk

    He plead guilty. Why no jail time?

  • Dave Rushton

    This is horrible and evil who let’s somebody get away with this
    Sign this petition to show that justice doesn’t care to names or money