Verdict to be announced in Del. pediatrician case

June 23, 2011 - 5:14 AM

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware pediatrician charged with sexually assaulting scores of young patients over more than a decade is about to learn the verdict in his criminal trial.

The judge presiding over the case of Earl Bradley will deliver his verdict on Bradley's guilt or innocence Thursday afternoon.

The 58-year-old Bradley waived his right to a jury trial after the judge denied a defense motion to suppress videotaped evidence seized during a 2009 search of Bradley's former office complex in Lewes. Prosecutors say Bradley recorded more than 13 hours of videos showing him abusing the children, mostly toddlers.

If convicted, Bradley could face life in prison for each of the 14 rape charges against him. He's also charged with several counts of assault and sexual exploitation of a child.