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Bradley transferred to out-of-state prison

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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Officials refuse to say where pedophile pediatrician will serve

Nearly seven years after his crimes first shocked the Cape Region, Earl Bradley is leaving Delaware for good.

The pedophile pediatrician has been moved to an out-of-state prison, where he will continue to serve the remainder of his 14 life sentences and 164 years in prison. Jayme Gravell, spokeswoman for Delaware Department of Correction, said Bradley was transferred from James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna on June 8. She said Bradley was moved because the department learned that prison employees and potential inmates either were or knew people who had been molested by Bradley.

"It's in everyone's best interest to move him to an out-of-state facility," Gravell said.

She could not reveal where Bradley would be incarcerated for the rest of his sentence. Gravell said nothing would change about Bradley's sentence. At J.T. Vaughn, Bradley had been held in secured housing, confined to his cell 23 hours per day. The only difference, Gravell said, will be in where he is held.

In all, Bradley served a little more than five years in a Delaware prison after being sentenced in June 2011. He has been incarcerated since December 2009, when he was arrested for molesting child patients.

Bradley was convicted of 24 total counts of first-degree rape, assault and child exploitation against 86 children, consolidated down from an original 571 charges against more than 100 children. A class-action civil suit against Bradley and Beebe Healthcare resulted in a $123 million settlement; the class reached over 1,300 potential victims in the decade-plus that Bradley operated his Baybees Pediatrics offices in Lewes and Milton.

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Original Publication Date: June 17, 2016

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