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Delaware Calls Doctor| a Serial Pedophile

DELAWARE (CN) - A Delaware grand jury has indicted a pediatrician on charges of sexual assaulting 103 children. The indictment lists 471 counts of sexual abuse over 11 years, in what may be the worst case of its kind in U.S. history, according to Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.

The indictment handed down Monday alleged abuses against 102 girls and one boy. Most of the victims have not been identified, the attorney general's office said. Biden asked the parents whose children were patients of Bradley to step forward.

Because the investigation is continuing, the number of victims is expected to grow, Biden said.

The charges against Bradley, which include rape, sexual exploitation of a child and unlawful sexual contact, stem from investigators' analysis of 13 hours of videotapes and digital files seized from Bradley's home and office in Lewes, Del.

Bradley allegedly videotaped some of the molestations in his Pinocchio-theme basement exam room, luring children with toys and candy while their parents remained upstairs in his office.

Bradley was arrested in December after a 2-year-old girl told her mother the doctor hurt her in his basement exam room. He initially was charged with 29 felony counts involving nine victims.

The state Board of Medical Practice permanently revoked Bradley's license last week.

Several civil lawsuits have been filed against Bradley and his practice, BayBees Pediatrics, where Bradley was sole practitioner.

Bradley was investigated by prosecutors in 2005 and 2008 for excessive kissing and improper vaginal exams of patients, but both investigations failed to lead to an arrest or a report to the disciplinary arm of the Delaware Board of Medical Practice.

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