Pediatrician Hit With 529 Kid Sex Charges

127 victims in case against Delaware doc
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2010 3:11 AM CDT
Pediatrician Hit With 529 Kid Sex Charges
Dr. Earl Bradley cools his heels in Delaware stir.   (AP Photo/Delaware State Police, File)

A Delaware pediatrician charged with sexually assaulting more than 100 of his small patients has been hit with another 58 counts of sex offenses, reports CNN, boosting the total against him to a record 529 charges. Dr. Earl Bradley, 56, has pleaded not guilty to 471 felony counts involving sex assaults on 102 girls and a boy. The new charges, including rape and continuous sexual abuse, involve 24 other girls. Some of his victims were just months old, according to authorities. One investigator called the assaults "the most brutal on a child I have ever seen."

Much of the evidence against the 6-foot, 224-pound pediatrician comes from videotapes of the assaults created by Bradley himself, say police. "It's kind of hard to argue with videotapes," said his attorney, who plans a mental instability defense. Bradley is charged with attacking his patients in special "play rooms," where parents were not allowed. He was cleared of wrongdoing by a Delaware hospital just 2 years before his arrest late last year when a nurse reported inappropriate touching of his young female patients, reports ABC News.
(Read more child rape stories.)

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