Heir to the Dupont fortune found unfit to do jail time.

Heir to the Dupont fortune found unfit to do jail time.

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A Du Pont family heir, who pleaded guilty 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.

     47 year old Robert H. Richards the forth, whose great grandfather is Du Pont family patriarch Irenee Du Pont, was given eight years probation and was ordered to seek treatment after being convicted of fourth-degree rape.

     According to the lawsuit Richards used "his family's wealth and position in the community" to hire an expensive defense team and denied the charges.

     After failing a polygraph test, he admitted raping his 3 year old girl.

     Superior Judge Jan Jurden sentenced Richards to eight years probation that requires monthly visits with a case officer.