Judge to rule if ex-pediatrician raped patients

By JESSICA GRESKO | June 8, 2011 | 4:28 AM EDT

Dr. Earl Bradley is escorted by the Delaware Department of Corrections as he leaves the Sussex County Courthouse in Georgetown, Del. on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 The trial of the former Delaware pediatrician charged with sexually assaulting scores of children who were his patients over more than a decade began and ended Tuesday with prosecutors calling two police officers to testify and the defense presenting no case. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Andrew Renneisen)

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — It's up to a judge to decide whether an ex-pediatrician from Delaware is guilty of raping and sexually abusing scores of his young patients.

Prosecutors presented their evidence against Earl Bradley in about four hours Tuesday. The defense presented no case and Bradley had earlier waived his right to a jury trial.

Witnesses painted the 58-year-old, gray-bearded man as a predator who covertly videotaped naked patients during exams and who raped young victims.

Judge William Carpenter Jr. did not indicate when he would deliver a verdict.

Prosecutors gave the judge hours of graphic video evidence to review, recorded by Bradley himself, documenting the abuse. The tapes show a total of 86 victims dating to 1998. All but one of them was a young girl, with an average age of three.


Associated Press writer Randall Chase contributed to this report