No decision on evidence in Bradley case

by Michael Short on September 1, 2010

There is no decision yet on a motion to exclude some of the evidence found in the pedophile case against former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley.

A motion to suppress what could potentially be significant evidence was filed by defense attorneys because of alleged improprieties in the way the search warrant was handled.

Attorneys have said the search warrant executed by police did not include one of the buildings on the property, a building where video evidence was found. Bradley’s attorneys have sought to have evidence suppressed based upon that.

Arguments were heard on August 31 and September 1 in Superior Court, but no decision has been reached on the motion.

The evidence was collected during a search on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17, 2009 at Bradley’s former BayBees office on Route 1.

The former Lewes pediatrician is facing more than 500 charges of exploitation and rape involving more than 100 children. The instances are alleged to have taken place over a number of years and the case has garnered national headlines. Bradley allegedly videotaped many of the alleged abuses.

The instances prompted a spate of legislation which was quickly passed and signed into law during Delaware’s General Assembly this year. The bills were designed to head off potential abuse and prevent future problems from happening by increasing training or similar measures.

His trial is scheduled to begin on Feb. 21.

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