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Millionaire who raped daughter gets probation

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  • Robert H. Richards, IV, pleaded guilty to the fourth-degree rape of his 3-year-old daughter
  • A judge sentenced him to probation, ruling he needed treatment instead of time behind bars

A multimillionaire heir to the du Pont family fortune, who pleaded guilty in 2009 to the rape of his 3-year-old daughter, was sentenced to probation after a Delaware judge ruled he “would not fare well” in prison and needed sex offender treatment instead of time behind bars.  

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