Judge Jan Jurden sentenced DuPont heir Robert H. Richards IV to probation instead of prison for raping his three year-old daughter, noting in her sentencing order that he “will not fare well” in prison, and that treatment needs exceed need for punishment.
Although surprised by the ruling, Defense lawyer Joseph A. Hurley said it makes sense to him that the judge would be concerned about Richards’ time in prison. “Sex offenders are the lowest of the low in prison,” Hurley said. “He’s a rich, white boy who is a wuss and a child perv. The prison can’t protect them, and Jan Jurden knows that reality. She is right on.”
Judge said du Pont heir ‘will not fare well’ in prison, from delawareonline.
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