Pretty much the only explanation: the judge sentenced a man who repeatedly raped a three-year-old girl to probation. Oh, and he should get some help for his ailment. Because prison would not “serve him well”.
The fact that Jurden expressed concern that prison wasn’t right for Richards came as a surprise to defense lawyers and prosecutors who consider her a tough sentencing judge. Several noted that prison officials can put inmates in protective custody if they are worried about their safety, noting that child abusers are sometimes targeted by other inmates.
As one public defender noted,
“It’s an extremely rare circumstance that prison serves the inmate well,” said Delaware Public Defender Brendan J. O’Neill, whose office represents defendants who cannot afford a lawyer. “Prison is to punish, to segregate the offender from society, and the notion that prison serves people well hasn’t proven to be true in most circumstances.”
The only reason for kissing the arse of this man who rapes pre-schoolers is his great wealth. The judge, who usually hands down tough sentences when poor or middle-class defendants are found guilty, inexplicably let this rich scumbag off without even a wrist-slap.
Because if you are rich in America, raping pre-schoolers means never having to say you’re sorry.
F*** that guy, and f*** that judge.
Mr. Blunt and Cranky