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Du Pont Heir Sentenced To Probation For Raping His 3-Year-Old Daughter

Du Pont heir Robert H. Richards IV admitted to raping his 3-year-old daughter and sexually assaulting his infant son. Despite his confession, the 47-year-old multimillionaire managed to avoid jail. Although he was initially charged with two counts of felony child rape, Richards was eventually offered a plea deal.

Per the deal, the Du Pont heir plead guilty to fourth-degree rape and Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden sentenced Richards to probation. Jurden said the defendant would “not fare well” in prison and she believes he is a good candidate for rehabilitation.

If convicted of the initial charges, Robert H. Richards IV would have faced a mandatory sentence of 20 years.

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