Lawsuit Alleges Child Abuse Against DuPont Family Member

Mar 19, 2014

Robert Richards IV
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Scandal has hit the DuPont family again.

This time Robert Richards IV, who is on probation after pleading guilty in 2008 to fourth-degree rape of his daughter is facing a lawsuit by his former wife who accuses him of molesting his toddler son.

The lawsuit filed in Superior Court offers up details about a child rape case that did not ge a lot of media attention.

And the Wilmington News Journal reports authorities never disclosed publicly.

Richards is the son of two prominent Delaware families – the DuPonts and the Richards family.

He supported by a trust fund and paid $1.8 million for his mansion near Winterhur Museum.

The lawsuit alleges the abuse occurred at homes in Greenville and North Shore.