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It Gets Worse: Du Pont Heir Set Free Despite Raping 3-Year-Old Daughter Didn’t Even Go To Ordered Sex Offender Treatment

Robert Richards IV, the Du Pont fortune heir who got off with a slap on the wrist despite raping his 3-year-old daughter did not complete his sex offender treatment the court ordered him to attend in lieu of prison time.

In 2009, Richards had his prison sentence suspended because the judge said that the unemployed trust-fund millionaire “would not fare well in prison.” In lieu of prison time, the judge did order him to check into an inpatient sex offender psychiatric program at MacLean Hospital in Massachusetts. According to court records, Richards didn’t just escape a prison sentence, he didn’t even show up at the facility.

After the judge said that Richards “would not fare well in prison,” court transcripts show prosecutor Renee Hrivnak saying “If the court is not inclined to send him to the Massachusetts program, then the state would be asking for some period of jail that the court would feel would be appropriate under the circumstances.”

The judge turned to Richards and said “I have concerns about this, because arguably you should be in Level V for what you did, and I hope you understand the gravity of what you did.”

Not only is prison apparently not safe enough for the trust funder but neither was the psychiatric program. His attorney, Eugene Maurer, told the court that the MacLean facility was not secure enough to ensure Richards’ protection. Instead, Richards allegedly attended an outpatient program in Pennsylvania and, of course, noted that the program cost “an inordinately large amount of money.”

Outside of the treatment, Richards is merely mandated to call his probation officer once a month.

His attorney says that Richards hopes to soon be reunited with his daughter, whom he raped between the ages of 3 and 5.

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