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Pediatrician Charged With Sexual Abuse Has Local Ties

Dr. Earl Bradley once practiced in Northeast Philly

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    Pediatrician Charged With Sexual Abuse Has Local Ties
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    In this photo released Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 by the Delaware State Police, Dr. Earl Bradley is shown. Bradley, a Delaware pediatrician accused of molesting at least 16 patients is due in court, Wednesday. Bradley, of Lewes, Delaware, faces 29 charges, including rape. (AP Photo/Delaware State Police)

    A Delaware doctor who was charged with sexually abusing his patients has ties to our area.

    Earl Bradley, a Temple University graduate, received a medical license in Pennsylvania in 1984 and practiced in Northeast Philadelphia before moving to Delaware in 1995, according to a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of State.

    Bradley also had medical licenses in Florida and New Jersey.

    The pediatrician was arrested last week and charged with 33 felony counts relating to seven victims, but a Delaware official says that there could be more than 100 potential victims.

    ”I'm comfortable in saying probably well over 100 potential victims," said Alexis Slutsky, a deputy attorney general assigned to the state’s Child Predator Task Force.

    "As of this moment, we have not identified all of the victims in this case, and the investigation is ongoing in an aggressive fashion," said Attorney General Beau Biden said.

    Police claim that Bradley used video cameras to record some of the attacks. Video tapes and computer files are among the seized evidence.

    An 18-page document detailed the alleged attacks in exam rooms at BayBees Pediatrics, Bradley's solo practice. The alleged crimes cited in court papers happened between August and December. Police said they had learned of the alleged abuse when a 2-year-old girl told her mother that the doctor had hurt her during a Dec. 7 appointment.

    Bradley’s preliminary hearing on Wednesday was postponed until Jan. 14. He’s currently being held on $2.9 million bail.