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Pediatricians/Therapists Cases
12
Jan
2010
System failed in suspending pediatrician

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Authorities say that Dr. Earl Bradley, 56, a well-known Delaware pediatrician, may have molested more than 100 children. Colleagues joked about his carnival-like office filled with toys and a merry-go-round. There had been complaints and investigations dating back almost a decade. Despite the warnings, Delaware's medical board only recently suspended Bradley's license - after he was arrested. Governor Jack Markell said "the system failed", and plans to order an independent review of the state's handling of the case. Bradley is being held in lieu of $2.9 million bond after being charged with more than 30 felonies, including rape. Authorities have said that he videotaped some of the attacks, some of which occurred in exam rooms with Disney themes. Bradley closed an office in Milford in 2005 after police investigated him. The case is even more chilling because some alleged victims are not more than 6 months old.