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DuPont heir’s rape case: Too rich for prison?

IT’S NOT exactly news that wealthy defendants can buy more lenient justice — exhibit A: Jared Remy — but a shocking case in Delaware underscores how badly askew the nation’s justice system has become. An heir to the DuPont fortune, Robert H. Richards IV, was sentenced to probation, with no prison time, after he was convicted in 2009 of raping his 3-year-old daughter, a charge that could have landed him in prison for up to 15 years. [read the full story here]

Boston Globe, Thursday, January 1, 1970
Tags: Prison Culture & Lifestyle, Delaware

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