Delaware sex abuse case will be heard in Sussex County

When Earl Bradley’s case is heard before a judge beginning June 1, that judge will be on the bench in Sussex County.

Superior Court Judge William Carpenter issued the order Thursday afternoon.  It had been seen by many watching the pre-trial motions for the former Lewes pediatrician as a formality.  Bradley had waived his right to a jury trial.  That was set to be heard in New Castle County because of a fear of not being able to find an impartial jury.

Bradley is accused of molesting 100 of his patients.  He was charged in December 2009.  His office building and its contents were put up for auction this week.  There were no bidders. 

According to his state biography, Judge Carpenter was first appointed to the Delaware courts in 1993 by then Governor Tom Carper.  Former Governor Ruth Ann Minner reappointed Carpenter in 2005.

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