Officials in Georgetown expect a packed courtroom for the trial of a former Delaware pediatrician charged with sexually abusing scores of patients over more than a decade, the AP reports.
Earl Bradley waived his right to a jury trial last month after the judge denied a defense motion to suppress what prosecutors contend are graphic homemade videos of Bradley abusing children. Bradley instead will have his fate decided by Judge William Carpenter Jr., who plans to keep a gag order restricting attorneys from talking about the case in effect until sentencing, should Bradley be found guilty after the trial starting today.
Bradley’s attorneys planned to consent to a “stipulated trial” essentially conceding the videotape evidence in order to end the trial quickly and pursue an appeal of Carpenter’s denial of their suppression motion.
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