Del. pediatrician going on trial in sex abuse case

June 7, 2011 - 2:13 AM

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware pediatrician accused of sexually abusing scores of young patients over more than a decade is going on trial.

Earl Bradley faces hundreds of charges. He waived his right to a jury trial and will have his fate decided by a judge.

The trial is expected to take only a day or two. Prosecutors say they have graphic homemade videos of the ex-doctor abusing children. Bradley's attorneys have fought unsuccessfully to have the evidence thrown out and they want the trial over quickly so they can appeal the judge's ruling allowing the tapes.

Bradley was arrested after a 2-year-old girl told her mother that the doctor hurt her in December 2009.