Large play structures are being removed from Earl Bradley’s former offices in Lewes to clear the way for complete destruction of the buildings next week.
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden says the destruction of the highly visible site on Route 1 is designed to help the community continue to heal. “This community deserves to see any visual reminders of these horrible crimes erased from existence,” Biden said.
Earlier this year, Bradley was convicted of sexually abusing young patients at his pediatric office in Delaware. He received 14 life sentences plus 164 years. “No one should have to look at those buildings and be reminded of the crimes that happened inside, especially not the victims and their families,” Biden said.
Starting today, the large playground-type items will be removed. Biden says those items, along with cartoon characters that dotted the office, were designed by Bradley to put young patients at ease and separate them from their parents.
“We made sure that Bradley will never be able to harm another child. Now, our focus remains ensuring that the victims, their families, and the community have every resource and service they need to heal, for as long as they need.”