Robert Joseph DuPont Jr. today admitted for the first time he has had a role in operating the Anderson Guest House and other care centers, despite a felony conviction that prevents him from legally running such facilities. "I assisted in basically all the phases in the operation of the care centers," DuPont told the News-Leader.
And his thoughts on the media:
He also expressed frustration with media coverage that has focused on his bumpy background instead of the lives lost in the fire. Said DuPont: "They ought to be talking about these people being heroes. It’s everything but what counts."
The only problem with the media's role in the situation is that no one, except an 18-year-old reporter nine years ago ever spent any time checking into his background. In an ideal world, the regional and state media would have followed up on Cait Purinton's reporting for the Carthage and Lamar Press nine years ago and Robert Dupont would never had had anything to do with the Anderson Guest House.