Friday, August 26, 2011

Pediatrician sentenced to lifetime in jail!

A pediatrician in Delaware accused of molesting more than 100 of his patients was sentenced Friday to serve his lifetime in prison.
Earl Bradley,was given the maximum sentence of 14 life terms, plus 164 years in prison without the possibility of parole.
He originally had faced 529 counts of rape, sexual exploitation of a child, unlawful sexual contact and other charges. In June, he was found guilty of 24 counts.
The charges include first-degree rape, forcing girls to perform oral sex on him and filming dozens of children engaging in sex acts.
The doctor decorated his office with Disney characters and miniature amusement park rides.
Police officers and detectives, but no victims, testified in June at a bench trial, which is held before a judge without a jury. Bradley's attorneys did not call any witnesses, nor did they make closing arguments.
According to the indictment, the abuse occurred between 1998 and 2009. All but one of the 103 victims were girls, some as young as 2 years old. Police arrested Bradley in December 2009. He recorded the abuse on video, said prosecutors, who presented the judge with more than 13 hours of footage showing sex crimes against more than 80 victims, mostly toddlers.

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