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.So there is a man in Delaware who admitted to the court that he raped his 3-year-old daughter. The man is a wealthy heir to the DuPont fortune. The judge in the case decided the man would not "fare well" in prison. His sentence is probation. HUH? This is an admitted pedophile! His victim got a life sentence.
Did monty play a part in the sentence? Did influence play a part? What about other children who will be exposed to this man while he is free to live his life?
Eric Merlino, a lifelong Wilmington, Delaware resident, is the executive director of Contact Lifeline, a rape crisis hotline and advocacy program, joins us to discuss this case, whether it's a unique situation, how often these things happen, and what we should be doing about it. Eric has a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. He has 27 years of experience in behavioral health and human services, and was the Delaware state volunteer coordinator for Amnesty International for ten years.
Join us as we talk about child sexual abuse, judicial decisions, and how to protect children. Share your comments and stories with us, and let others know about this controversial show.
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