Rich man who pled guilty to raping his young daughter gets probation because he wouldn’t “fare well” in prison

posted at 1:21 pm on March 31, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via David Freddoso, money can’t buy happiness and it can’t buy love but maybe it can buy you a light sentence after you molest your three-year-old.

All that’s missing is the word “affluenza.”

A Superior Court judge who sentenced a wealthy du Pont heir to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter noted in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and needed treatment instead of time behind bars, court records show.

Judge Jan Jurden’s sentencing order for Robert H. Richards IV suggested that she considered unique circumstances when deciding his punishment for fourth-degree rape. Her observation that prison life would adversely affect Richards was a rare and puzzling rationale, several criminal justice authorities in Delaware said. Some also said her view that treatment was a better idea than prison is a justification typically used when sentencing drug addicts, not child rapists…

“It’s an extremely rare circumstance that prison serves the inmate well,” said Delaware Public Defender Brendan J. O’Neill, whose office represents defendants who cannot afford a lawyer. “Prison is to punish, to segregate the offender from society, and the notion that prison serves people well hasn’t proven to be true in most circumstances.”…

Defense lawyer Michael W. Modica said he has argued that clients should be spared prison because of medical or mental issues, but judges routinely reject the suggestion. He said he recently persuaded a prosecutor not to recommend prison for a client who had cardiac bypass surgery while awaiting sentencing for a DUI, and the judge sentenced the man to home confinement.

“I’ve never heard of the judge saying in general that he is not going to do well,” Modica said. “Who thrives in jail?”

His ex-wife also accused him of abusing their infant son but prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to make that charge stick. They charged him instead with two counts of second-degree rape of a child over accusations made by his daughter, which would have meant two mandatory sentences of 10 years each. The D.A. later offered him a plea to one count of fourth-degree rape of a child which could mean up to 15 years in prison but which, inexplicably, carries no mandatory time. Sentencing guidelines for the crime suggest a sentence of up to two and a half years, although they allow for no jail time — and yes, you read that correctly. Richards took the plea, leaving his fate to the judge. Sentence: Eight years in prison — all suspended in favor of probation because, she said, prison would be a rough on the 6’4″ healthy defendant. All of which is to say, it sounds like there were three distinct failures here. The prosecutor, who may have had good intentions in wanting to spare Richards’s daughter the ordeal of a trial, offered him a plea bargain that was too lenient. The sentencing guidelines, for whatever strange reason, actually contemplated a sentence like that for a crime as horrendous as child rape. And the judge, rather than mandate protective custody for Richards in prison so that other inmates couldn’t exact “rough justice,” decided to let him off with a wrist slap instead. All of this happened in 2009 and only recently came to light, by the way. What this guy has been up to since then, and whether any of it gave him access to children, is anyone’s guess.

Here’s the kicker, just to make sure your day’s thoroughly ruined.


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Sickening!

workingclass artist on March 31, 2014 at 1:24 PM

What do they mean “not fare well”? Do they mean that some mean people might do to him what he did to a child? Bummer. This is crazy.

Cindy Munford on March 31, 2014 at 1:25 PM

A Superior Court judge who sentenced a wealthy du Pont heir to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter noted in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison…

That’s kinda the point of prison…it’s not supposed to be a friggin’ country club.

Absolutely abominable. This guy should be beaten often, and severely…if there’s any real justice left in the world. Child abuse is perhaps the lowest thing a human being can do. No matter what tho, he’ll have to answer to his maker at some point.

JetBoy on March 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Sickening that he didn’t get justice repaid, in kind, getting what he did to the child.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I hate to bring politics into this but who did this guy contribute to? Both sides? The judge? It’s a sad day in this country when we can’t even protect the most vulnerable among us.

Cindy Munford on March 31, 2014 at 1:28 PM

The judge needs to be thrown out, before she goes to Hell.

Leftists are sick, sick, sick people, mentally perturbed.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

All who abuse children and animals deserve the same punishment, with zero exceptions.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Here’s the kicker, just to make sure your day’s thoroughly ruined.

I’m sorry but the scumbag plaintiff’s attorney is as disgusting as this verdict. He’s essentially using the media for softening the ground for the obvious subsequent lawsuits for child support and other matters.

Happy Nomad on March 31, 2014 at 1:31 PM

I still say these scumbags should be turned over to relatives or the public to be dealt with as they were in the old days. Are we supposed to care what becomes of him? And what about the judge wo let him off? Best judge many can buy.

crankyoldlady on March 31, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Her observation that prison life would adversely affect Richards was a rare and puzzling rationale, several criminal justice authorities in Delaware said.

Isn’t a prison sentence SUPPOSE to adversely effect the one convicted?

This actually happened in 2009. It is coming to light because the wife is suing the pants off this “trust fund baby.” He also admitted to sexually molesting the infant son.

melle1228 on March 31, 2014 at 1:32 PM

The judge needs to be thrown out, before she goes to Hell.

Leftists are sick, sick, sick people, mentally perturbed.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

If he isn’t going to jail, I think the judge should be sent in his stead.

Flange on March 31, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Rich people having it their way and loving it since the beginning of time.

First the kid who was too spoil to know right from wrong and couldn’t go jail after killing people, and now this guy who is to rich to fare well in prison after raping his child.

Just in case you needed a reminder of how sucky it is to be poor. Enjoy!

coolrepublica on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

I hate to bring politics into this but who did this guy contribute to? Both sides? The judge? It’s a sad day in this country when we can’t even protect the most vulnerable among us.

Cindy Munford on March 31, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Shit. We kill kids in the womb. What’s a little incestuous rape between blood relatives?

gryphon202 on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Castration

John the Libertarian on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Maybe y’all missed it, but, we are no longer a nation of laws.

butch on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

A du Pont heir needed to have the government pay for his criminal defense?

blammm on March 31, 2014 at 1:34 PM

coolrepublica on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Ted Kennedy set the standard.

cozmo on March 31, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Biden spokesman Jason Miller said the attorney general – who routinely hails the prosecution of child predators as a top priority for his office – did not know about the case.

There is absolutely no way Beau Biden’s office prosecuted a du Pont heir without it being brought to his attention. I don’t know if it says more about Biden or the press that covers him that makes him think he can get away with this BS.

The moron voters in DE will still vote him into higher office when it’s his turn, because they will buy his BS that he’s “for the people,” when in reality his office is busy making sure those with power and money can commit crimes like this and essentially walk. Disgusting.

Fezzik on March 31, 2014 at 1:34 PM

I hate to bring politics into this but who did this guy contribute to? Both sides? The judge? It’s a sad day in this country when we can’t even protect the most vulnerable among us.

Cindy Munford on March 31, 2014 at 1:28 PM

The most vulnerable among us are the unborn subject to abortion. It does make me wonder how these rabid pro-abortion critters can be upset here. It’s just a three year old- how much could she understand what her father was doing to her? They’re okay with killing children in the womb who can feel pain. Why should they have more concern for a 3-year-old?

Happy Nomad on March 31, 2014 at 1:35 PM

O’Reilly will be on the judge, with 5 tanks.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Replace “Kennedy” for “duPont” and “Massachusetts” for “Delaware” in the above story, and would anyone be shocked? Same sort of dynamic at work here…

HornHiAceDeuce on March 31, 2014 at 1:36 PM

coolrepublica on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Press 1 for engrish.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:36 PM

he “will not fare well” in prison

Isn’t that the point?

portlandon on March 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

This actually happened in 2009. It is coming to light because the wife is suing the pants off this “trust fund baby.” He also admitted to sexually molesting the infant son.

melle1228 on March 31, 2014 at 1:32 PM

I sorta figured that one out with the scumbag lawyer’s showing pictures of estates and “tract houses” as if there were something wrong in living in a home without a stable, tennis court, and pool.

Happy Nomad on March 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

I could vomit

bazil9 on March 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

I hate to bring politics into this but who did this guy contribute to? Both sides? The judge? It’s a sad day in this country when we can’t even protect the most vulnerable among us.

Cindy Munford on March 31, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Daddy’s law firm was one of Joe Biden’s top donors.

Joe’s son, Beau, is the AG, whose office offered the plea. But Beau didn’t know anything about the case, if you believe his office.

Fezzik on March 31, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Fezzik on March 31, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Yep. Beau has way too much invested to let a simple child rape deter him from gaining what is rightfully his. Campaign cash rules!

butch on March 31, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Why would he not fare well in prison? Don’t we enforce the law there?

If not, then why not?

Is the problem that many prisoners don’t fear additional punishment?

So much for life in prison instead of the death penalty.

Our system of ‘justice’ is not just corrupt at the level of the law. Morality is completely corrupted in our culture. Being ‘nice’ is equated with being good. Being submissive in the face of evil is considered courageous.

Murderers deserve to be executed. Child rapists should never get the chance to ever do it again. These are obvious truths. Anyone who doesn’t get it is nothing more than an animal.

fadetogray on March 31, 2014 at 1:39 PM

I sorta figured that one out with the scumbag lawyer’s showing pictures of estates and “tract houses” as if there were something wrong in living in a home without a stable, tennis court, and pool.

Happy Nomad on March 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

He hasn’t paid any support for those children either. Actually I hope she cleans his trust fund out.

melle1228 on March 31, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Leftists are sick, sick, sick people, mentally perturbed.
Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

I don’t disagree with you but in this instance I think “corrupt” is the better descriptor.

tommyboy on March 31, 2014 at 1:40 PM

coolrepublica on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Victimhood sucks. Get out of poverty, modern day slave. What a whiner you are. Also, take your socialism back to where you came from.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:40 PM

I sorta figured that one out with the scumbag lawyer’s showing pictures of estates and “tract houses” as if there were something wrong in living in a home without a stable, tennis court, and pool.

Happy Nomad on March 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

There’s something wrong with this guy still living…never mind where.

sharrukin on March 31, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Democratics hate children.

They say they don’t but the evidence shows they do. Abortion, pedophilia, generational debt.

Also, democratics like to be in a position to do favors for their friends. The rule of law means nothing to democratics. Personal power and control mean everything to them.

jaime on March 31, 2014 at 1:42 PM

I don’t disagree with you but in this instance I think “corrupt” is the better descriptor.

tommyboy on March 31, 2014 at 1:40 PM

I can always agree with you.

They claim to be liberal and progressive. All, quit calling them that. They are always leftist thugs, who never are liberal, not once. They hate the children and the animals. obama ate dogs, in Indonesia, where they torch animals alive, then eat them.

coolrepubica will fight against that, momentarily.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Question: if they didn’t mention his party affiliation, should we assume he is a democrat supporter?

If he was a big Republican supporter it would have been in the first paragraph.

/just saying

Irritable Pundit on March 31, 2014 at 1:43 PM

jaime, you beat me, on the leftists hating the kids.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:44 PM

There is absolutely no way Beau Biden’s office prosecuted a du Pont heir without it being brought to his attention. I don’t know if it says more about Biden or the press that covers him that makes him think he can get away with this BS.

Fezzik on March 31, 2014 at 1:34 PM

[Richards IV] needed treatment instead of time behind bars, court records show. Let’s face it, this is odd reasoning for one convicted as a child rapist. First, you can get treatment behind bars. Secondly, rapists are convicted to jail time every day. Should all of them be given treatment instead of jail time? Finally, the perception is that there is a get out of jail card for being wealthy- as if a poor child rapist would fare better behind bars!

Unless there is some underlying issue, like Richards IV is the product of so much inbreeding he has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old; this sentence is appalling.

Happy Nomad on March 31, 2014 at 1:44 PM

A du Pont heir needed to have the government pay for his criminal defense?

blammm on March 31, 2014 at 1:34 PM

That is what I thought at first too, but then I realized the public defender wasn’t his attorney. They just quoted him here to get his thoughts on the case.

Mark1971 on March 31, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Take a look at the creep.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Police and prosecutors investigated allegations in 2010 that a du Pont family heir convicted of raping his 3-year-old daughter also may have sexually abused his toddler son, but found no evidence to support a criminal case, authorities said.

Investigators said Thursday they will take another look at whether Robert H. Richards IV molested his son, however, because of new allegations contained in a lawsuit by his ex-wife on behalf of their two children. Richards avoided prison when he pleaded guilty in 2008 to raping his daughter.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

I’ve known people who’ve bought judges. I does happen. Clearly that’s what happened here.

WhatSlushfund on March 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Firing squad.

gwelf on March 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

he wouldn’t “fare well” in prison

He may not “fare well” outside of prison. That is a photo of him, right?

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Rich man who pled guilty to raping his young daughter gets probation because he wouldn’t “fare well” in prison

…why?…is there a shortage of petroleum jelly?

KOOLAID2 on March 31, 2014 at 1:48 PM

If he isn’t going to jail, I think the judge should be sent in his stead.

Flange on March 31, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Yep, this is case of who’s the sickest.

antipc on March 31, 2014 at 1:48 PM

He hasn’t paid any support for those children either. Actually I hope she cleans his trust fund out.

melle1228 on March 31, 2014 at 1:40 PM

We only have the statement of lawyer for the ex-wife for the issue of child support. I’m not saying it is wrong but know better than to take any such statement at face value- especially when he clearly was playing to the media.

It would be interesting to know just how this scumbag is going to use the rape conviction during the civil lawsuits.

Happy Nomad on March 31, 2014 at 1:48 PM

A DuPont heir, eh? I cannot help myself here but to suspect a payoff to that judge.

McAllister on March 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Biden also ignored early reports on a pedophile pediatrician. PP is now doing life.

Wethal on March 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM

I mean, how hard is he to spot, with a mug like that and a name like this, Robert H. Richards IV.

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM

I pray this 3 year old is young enough to not remember the horrible acts done to her.

I take solace in knowing that what he might get away with here, he cannot escape during his judgment day. May he burn for eternity.

portlandon on March 31, 2014 at 1:50 PM

You just can never know, prison may start looking good to him at some point.

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Rich people having it their way and loving it since the beginning of time.

First the kid who was too spoil to know right from wrong and couldn’t go jail after killing people, and now this guy who is to rich to fare well in prison after raping his child.

Just in case you needed a reminder of how sucky it is to be poor. Enjoy!

coolrepublica on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Actually, it’s the judges that got it wrong in both cases. But that’s what happens when liberals have phucked up everything in society from the schools to the legal system. Congrats, reap what you’ve sown.

HumpBot Salvation on March 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM

@Schadenfreude

Where I am from we had no socialism. Nope just dog eat dog, every man for himself and the richer getting richer on the back of the poor. I wish I could tell you how where I am from, working 24/7 without break and giving it all you’ve got meant you would get a shot at success Nope! Where I am from you slave and all you have to show for it is more slaving. I know that there is this romantic idea that all it takes is to work hard, but I am sorry i don’t have the luxury of your bubble. I am sure it very comfy in there.

But like with every place in the world, the rich getting away with murder was the norm where I am from. I fell right at home here.

coolrepublica on March 31, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Lots of bad stuff goes on outside of prison as well.

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 1:52 PM

A du Pont heir needed to have the government pay for his criminal defense?

blammm on March 31, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Maybe he could only afford the judge.

antipc on March 31, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Sentencing guidelines for the crime suggest a sentence of up to two and a half years, although they allow for no jail time — and yes, you read that correctly.

All the sexual assault laws have been re-written based on the Kinsey studies, which is why you will see sentencing guidelines that are totally inadequate for child molesting. The Kinsey studies, of course, claimed that children were sexual beings from birth, and that sexual contact with an adult was good for them.

Of course, it is now known that the Kinsey studies were based on fraudulent science. But the laws that were re-written based on them have never been updated.

There Goes the Neighborhood on March 31, 2014 at 1:54 PM

HuffPo’s headline reads “One Percenter Convicted Of Raping Infant Child Dodges Jail Because He ‘Will Not Fare Well’

sram on March 31, 2014 at 1:54 PM

He may not “fare well” outside of prison. That is a photo of him, right?

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Exactly. Even the rich get tired of sitting in the house all day and night.

It’s probably already public knowledge where this cretin lives. It’d be interesting if someone should “accidentally” publish what country club he belongs to, where he docks his boat, which skybox he has at the stadium, etc.

I’m not one to wish such things, but I don’t know that it would bother me in the least if this guy fed himself a bullet.

CurtZHP on March 31, 2014 at 1:54 PM

I’m sure it is just a coincidence that Judge Jan Jurden went to law school at Penn State. They have a long history of enabling child rape.

Happy Nomad on March 31, 2014 at 1:54 PM

There is no need for a jail sentence. I support an expedited death penalty for a convicted child rapist.

dominigan on March 31, 2014 at 1:54 PM

I can say this. I won’t be surprised if he turns up in the news again.

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Karma can be such a drag.

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Lots of bad stuff goes on outside of prison as well.

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Sure does……

bazil9 on March 31, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Maybe someone will arrange an accident? A grandfather, uncle or someone in the family…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 1:57 PM

I mean, how hard is he to spot, with a mug like that and a name like this, Robert H. Richards IV.

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Maybe he’ll use a fake name like Richard H. Roberts VI.

Seriously, I hope the public pushes this issue and forces the judge into a better rationale for her ruling and a push for dis-barring her for gross professional malpractice.

Happy Nomad on March 31, 2014 at 1:57 PM

@Schadenfreude

Where I am from we had no socialism. Nope just dog eat dog, every man for himself and the richer getting richer on the back of the poor. I wish I could tell you how where I am from, working 24/7 without break and giving it all you’ve got meant you would get a shot at success Nope! Where I am from you slave and all you have to show for it is more slaving. I know that there is this romantic idea that all it takes is to work hard, but I am sorry i don’t have the luxury of your bubble. I am sure it very comfy in there.

But like with every place in the world, the rich getting away with murder was the norm where I am from. I fell right at home here.

coolrepublica on March 31, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Hey, be careful that you don’t actually tell us where you’re from, because we might be able to GUESS who you are!!

I wish you could see me furiously rolling my eyes.

spinach.chin on March 31, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Hedge clippers –> not just for hedges …

texacalirose on March 31, 2014 at 1:58 PM

The lawsuit filed by Richards’ ex-wife accuses him of admitting to sexually abusing his infant son between 2005 and 2007, the same period when he abused his daughter starting when she was 3.

Police said they investigated allegations involving the boy in 2010 after his mother filed a complaint, but said they did not have sufficient evidence to justify charges. Investigators will take another look at the allegations included in the lawsuit, which are based on reports by probation officers.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Just thinking out loud of course. I’m not from Delaware. Though I do know one or two folks that are.

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Damnit, what the ever loving f*ck is going on in this country?

I’m becoming more of a ‘star chamber’ fan by the day.

Midas on March 31, 2014 at 1:59 PM

I wonder if they have heard about this. Pardon me for a minute, phone thingy.

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM

There is no need for a jail sentence. I support an expedited death penalty for a convicted child rapist.

dominigan on March 31, 2014 at 1:54 PM

With physical evidence, yeah.

This guy admitted it, so he should be hung.

sharrukin on March 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM

I mean, how hard is he to spot, with a mug like that and a name like this, Robert H. Richards IV.

Bmore on March 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM

If he was in prison he’d be Bob N. Richards.

Flange on March 31, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I’m losing all hope for our world.

God bless that little baby girl.

gophergirl on March 31, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Take a look at her.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 2:02 PM

This is what the End of a Civilized Society looks like..

ToddPA on March 31, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Sorry, bad link – see her, here.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Take a look at her.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 2:02 PM

404 Schad

bazil9 on March 31, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Take a look at her.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 2:02 PM

404 error…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Stone him.

Deckard BR on March 31, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Maybe y’all missed it, but, we are no longer a nation of laws.

butch on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

I was watching.

We are now a nation of guns. The necessarily next best thing.

Tsar of Earth on March 31, 2014 at 2:04 PM

She must be in a new term.

Judge Jurden’s present term ends May 29, 2013.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 2:06 PM

She was reappointed in 2013 for a term that will expire in 2025

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 2:07 PM

If he was in prison he’d be Bob N. Richards.

Flange on March 31, 2014 at 2:01 PM

You misspelled “bi+ch.”

CurtZHP on March 31, 2014 at 2:07 PM

If he was in prison he’d be Bob N. Richards.

Flange on March 31, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Heh. I see what you did there…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 2:08 PM

CurtZHP on March 31, 2014 at 2:07 PM

No it’s Bob N., as in bobbin’ for apples, but for Richards instead.

Flange on March 31, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Here you go, you must be a Du Pont and an idealist judge.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Richards is a scion of two prominent Delaware families – the du Pont family who built the chemical empire and the Richards family who co-founded the prestigious corporate law firm Richards Layton & Finger.

His father, Robert H. Richards III, was a partner in the law firm until his 2008 retirement.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Luckily, he is now in the Delaware Sex Offender Registry and he lists as his “school” Elim Bible Institute.

ExpressoBold on March 31, 2014 at 2:15 PM

If we held a raffle to see who gets to kill this animal, charge $5 a chance, we could pay off a large chunk of the national debt.

ultracon on March 31, 2014 at 2:15 PM

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 2:08 PM

His friends just call him Neil.

Flange on March 31, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Richards is a scion of two prominent Delaware families – the du Pont family who built the chemical empire and the Richards family who co-founded the prestigious corporate law firm Richards Layton & Finger.

His father, Robert H. Richards III, was a partner in the law firm until his 2008 retirement.
Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 2:13 PM

So daddy was a big corporate lawyer. What, besides raping his children, has Robert H. Richards IV done with his life?

Happy Nomad on March 31, 2014 at 2:17 PM

The “rich” part of this is nonsense pushed by the media to re-emphasize the plush lives of the one percent or whatever. There was a similar ruling here in Nebraska a few years ago where the child molester got probation because he was “too small” to survive in prison.

Rich or poor, the argument that child molesters should be let go because their crimes are abhorred so much among their fellow criminals that they’d struggle in prison is nonsense and not society’s problem to worry about.

LukeinNE on March 31, 2014 at 2:19 PM

No prison stay for 5-foot-1 child molester

Here you go, Luke…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Someone should put a cap in his a$$.

magicbeans on March 31, 2014 at 2:23 PM

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Thank you sir.

LukeinNE on March 31, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Thank you sir.

LukeinNE on March 31, 2014 at 2:25 PM

No problem, buddy. That was fukin’ ouutrageous, too…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 2:27 PM

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