Judge suggests man who raped a three-year-old get probation instead of prison, because he's rich
Should we just make it officially the law that rich people are immune to felonies? Or should we just let judges keep acting like this and accepting it as normal that literal baby-rapers should do less jail time than people who shoplift?
A Superior Court judge who sentenced an heir to the du Pont fortune to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter wrote in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and suggested that he needed treatment instead of time behind bars, according to Delaware Online.
Court records show that in Judge Jan Jurden’s sentencing order for Robert H. Richards IV she considered unique circumstances when deciding his punishment for fourth-degree rape. Her observation that prison life would adversely affect Richards confused several criminal justice authorities in Delaware, who said that her view that treatment was a better idea than prison is typically used when sentencing drug addicts, not child rapists.