Sure, it’s hard out there for rape victims, but what about how hard it is for the rapist? Especially wealthy rapists? Who’s thinking about their needs? Luckily we have judges like Jan Jurden.
A Du Pont family heir [Robert Richards IV] who pleaded guilty nearly six years ago to raping his 3-year-old daughter was never put behind bars because a Delaware judge ruled he “would not fare well” in prison, court records show…“Defendant will not fare well in Level 5 setting,” Judge Jan Jurden wrote in her sentencing order. In Delaware’s correctional system, Level 5 is prison…Richards used “his family’s wealth and position in the community” to hire an expensive defense team and denied the charges, according to the lawsuit obtained by the News Journal.
So what we’re teaching our society is if you have money and you’re wealthy the law doesn’t apply to you. Good job, America. The three year old was probably asking for it because of what she was wearing anyway.
Also on today’s show, we also discuss World Autism Awareness Day, OKCupid urging a boycott of Mozilla because of the CEO’s gay marriage views, and Mississippi takes a page from Arizona’s crappy playbook.