Makes Me Wanna Holla, Throw UP All My Hands

Jump to Last Post 1-2 of 2 discussions (4 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago
    On March 31, 2014, according to news reports including the Huffington Post, Dupunt scion Robert H. Richards IV of Delaware is to go undergo therapy instead of a prison sentence.  In 2009, Mr. Richards was charged with inappropriate conduct regarding his 3 year old daughter and infant son between the years 2005 and 2007. Mr. Richardss pleaded guilty to the charges.  He was supposed to be sentenced to 8 years of prison.

    However,  Superior Court Judge Jan R. Jurden SUSPENDED the 8 year sentence.  Judge Jurden vehemently believed that Mr. Richards "would not fare well" in prison.  So instead she sentenced him to 8 years probation in which he must undergo rehabilitative therapy. Judge Jurden indicated that Mr. Roberts would go to prison if he violates probation.  Do YOU believe that Mr. Richards was treated with kid gloves by Judge Jurden?

    Here's are some links,

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is impossible to tell from two vigilante "hang 'em high" videos whether the judge did right or not.

      Personally, I would think it doubtful - that money changed hands somewhere along the line to produce that result - but would never make any such call without a LOT more information.

      So I don't have a belief here and no one that cares about justice will either.  Not based on the information here.

    2. Quilligrapher profile image81
      Quilligrapherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hello, Grace. I hope you have been well.

      It is hard for me to respond to your final question when so many of the “facts” you supply in the OP are untrue.

      1. This did not happen yesterday. Mr. Roberts was sentenced five years ago in 2009 and not on March 31, 2014.
      2.  After a thorough investigation, no evidence was found to support the charges regarding his son.
      3. Mr. Roberts faced two mandatory 10 year sentences under the original charges. However, a few days before the trial in June 2008, the state prosecutor offered a plea deal allowing Mr. Roberts to plead guilty to 4th degree rape. The prosecutor then recommended probation rather than jail time. Although Judge Jurden approved the terms, all of the details transpired days before the trial actually began.
      4.  One of the likely outcomes raised suggested that the case against Mr. Roberts was so weak that, if tried, he might have been found not guilty.
      5. It is possible that Mr. Robert’s highly paid and well focused lawyers would have fill the court room with reams of documents, lots of doubt, and, eventually, an acquittal. Instead, Mr. Roberts is an admitted sex offender whose admission and sentence went mostly unnoticed until his ex-wife recently filed a civil suit.

      Thanks for this thread.

  2. grand old lady profile image83
    grand old ladyposted 5 years ago

    If he admitted he raped his daughter, it scares me that he is not in jail. I also feel bad for the child. I wonder what psychological effects this will have on her. Also, although there is no evidence regarding the boy, there is clearly admission by the man regarding the girl. How many children do you have to rape before you get a jail sentence?

    I am not familiar with this case, but based on the two videos, what stands out is his admission. Guess he got off because the admission was part of a plea bargain. However, it looks like it was a bad deal that was made, and I wonder who the child's lawyer was.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)