*A judge in Delaware has decided not to send admitted child molester Robert H. Richards IV to jail.
Her reasoning: Because he “will not fare well.”
Appearing to make this ruling with a straight face, Judge Jan Jurden managed to even surprise attorneys who are familiar with her usually ‘tough’ stance.
Richards was charged with the fourth-degree rape of his 3-year-old daughter in 2009, but this light sentence was made public because of a subsequent lawsuit filed by his ex-wife, which charges that he penetrated his daughter with his fingers while masturbating, and subsequently assaulted his son as well.
One can only wonder at this point if the fact that he is the great grandson of the wealthy du Pont family had anything to do with her decision.