I hope there is a special place in hell for Robert Richards IV and the judge who gave him probation should be right next to him
. Back in 2009 Richards was arrested and charged with two counts of second degree child rape after admitting he sexually assaulted his toddler daughter. Both of these charges carry mandatory sentences of ten years per count. I still don't think that is long enough but twenty years in jail is much better than what eventually happened.
This all came to light when his ex-wife filed a lawsuit against the man where she accused him of sexually assaulting their young son too. Apparently he reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to one count of fourth degree rape which doesn't have a mandatory sentencing requirement. The judge decided that Richards wouldn't do well in jail so he was given probation and ordered to attend sex offender counseling. That's it. Two kids who will be scarred for life because of their father's actions and he pays no penalty and keeps living off his trust fund money. He is the great grandson of the duPont family patriarch. He has never been criminally charged with assaulting his son but I think someone should look into that. I can't believe he is not rotting in jail.
What do you think he has been doing the past five years? Do you think he suddenly lost his urge to assault young children? Do you think he has been living a life that doesn't involve abusing kids?