Bradley pleads not guilty in monumental abuse case

    The Delaware pediatrician accused in Delaware’s monumental child molestation case was arraigned today in a Sussex County courtroom.

    The Delaware pediatrician accused in Delaware’s  monumental child molestation case was arraigned today in a Sussex County courtroom.

    Earl Bradley plead not guilty to the 471 criminal charges.  He’s accused of sexually abusing and raping 103 of his patients, some dating back more than ten years.  The alleged acts were caught on 13 hours worth of video.

    The charges against Bradley include rape, sexual exploitation of a child, unlawful sexual contact, continuous sexual abuse of a child, assault, and reckless endangering.

    Bradley, who was arrested in December 2009, entered the plea in Sussex County Superior Court during a two-minute arraignment hearing Wednesday.

    Bradley’s defense team changed recently.  His former attorney, Gene Maurer, withdrew from the case.   In January, Attorney General Beau Biden filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against Bradley, in order to freeze his assets and preserve them for his alleged victims.
    Staff from the Delaware public defenders office met with Bradley last week.
    Bradley is being held in lieu of $2.9 million bail.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.