Pediatrician Molested Up to 100 Kids: Cops

Detectives find videos of multiple attacks
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 24, 2009 3:52 AM CST
Updated Dec 24, 2009 5:05 AM CST
Dr. Earl Bradley poses for his mug shot.   (AP Photo/Delaware State Police)
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(Newser) – The Delaware pediatrician linked to horrific sexual abuse of patients as young as 3 months old assaulted as many as 100 children, investigators believe. Earl Bradley was arrested after a toddler complained to her mom that the doctor had hurt her. Police found videotapes Bradley had filmed of himself assaulting his patients in his gaily decorated examination rooms and a renovated garage next door as their parents were told to wait outside, reports the News Journal. Bradley currently faces charges of sexual assault on nine girls, including an infant, but those charges will likely be expanded.

Bradley was doctor to many children in the small town of Lewes, population 3,000. "It makes me sick," said a parent. "I've worked with little toddlers and babies. I can't imagine anybody hurting any of them." Authorities are basing their estimates of victims on flash drives of video recordings recovered from Bradley's office. "The community is in shock," said a local pastor. "We're praying for everyone affected by this."

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