Public defender staff meets with Bradley tonight

    Dr. Earl Bradley needs a new lawyer as he faces going to trial for Delaware’s unprecedented child abuse case.

    Dr. Earl Bradley needs a new lawyer as he faces going to trial for Delaware’s unprecedented child abuse case.
     
    The Delaware public defender says the case has landed in his office.
     
    “A team of us are actually meeting with Dr. Bradley tonight,” Brendan O’Neill, Delaware Public Defender, said Thursday.
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    “My understanding is that Gene Maurer, who was Bradley’s privately retained lawyer is withdrawing from the case,” O’Neill said.  “My understanding is that there is no other private attorney who is ready, willing, or able to take the case so it appears the public defenders office will pick up the representation for Dr. Bradley.”
      
    That means Bradley’s arraignment scheduled for next week will likely be postponed.
     
    “If we become his lawyers, we will move to continue that for a short time,” O’Neill said.
     
    Last month a grand jury in Sussex County handed up an indictment against the Lewes pediatrician, charging him with more than 471 counts of criminal conduct against 103 of his young patients between 1998 and 2009.

    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.

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