Del. pediatrician faces trial in sex abuse case

May 28, 2011 - 1:44 PM
Delaware Pediatrician

This Dec. 23, 2009 photo shows Dr. Earl B. Bradley's Office

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pediatrician accused of abusing scores of mostly female patients will soon go on trial in Delaware.

Earl Bradley faces hundreds of charges of abuse when he goes on trial Wednesday in Georgetown. Officials say the first charges against Bradley surfaced more than a decade ago and that graphic videos seized from his office document the abuse.

So far, however, information about the trial has been sparse. A gag order issued by Judge William Carpenter Jr. has prevented Bradley's attorneys, prosecutors and others involved from talking. Parents who believe their children were victims of abuse say the hope the trial will be short so as not to prolong their ordeal.