), I’m Not a Believer. The three-day series of shots? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. To disguise lips swollen after forcible oral sex. Since 1994, when he worked at a Philadelphia hospital, complaints were made to hospitals, to police, to state medical boards against Earl Bradley, by parents, nurses, doctors, even his sister and officer manager, about inappropriate touching, videotaping of patients, prolonged or unnecessary vaginal exams. Don McLeod, Actor: The Howling. Often, all a three-year-old can do is cry. Also, “The Road of Lost Innocence” by Somaly Mam, the memoir of a Cambodian woman who was sold into sex slavery as a child, survived against all odds, and now heads the Somaly Mam foundation. I pity that judge, just like I pity the state troopers, and as I pity the victims’ parents, whose nightmares I can’t begin to imagine. In September 2005, Bradley was sent a letter by Beebe officials saying the hospital was aware of an investigation and that Bradley would be responsible for having a chaperone with patients at all times when he was at any Beebe facility. In my fiction writing, I steal from my family. I pity that judge, just like I pity the state troopers, and as I pity the victims’ parents, whose nightmares I can’t begin to imagine. 15 have not. My story. This story should be told so that moms do not leave there children alone with a doctor no matter what..should be on I.D. They trusted their child’s doctor. People who want to heal and put all this ugliness behind them. To disguise lips swollen after forcible oral sex. By signing a consent agreement written by the Attorney General’s Office, Bradley waived his right to a disciplinary hearing before the Board. A pedophile wants you to believe he can’t live in your pretty little town. Eighteen months ago, after a year-long investigation that began when a toddler told her mother that Bradley touched her “in the basement and it hurt,” Delaware State Police troopers went to BayBees Pediatrics with an arrest warrant. LEWES, DEL. Victims Aubrey and Jenna share their feelings on the letter. ), To Have and To Hold…A Grudge. In my WIP, a pediatrician uncovers a sex tourism ring in an African safari lodge that victimizes the children in a nearby orphanage. He was investigated more than once, but there was never sufficient evidence for an arrest warrant. She was a resident of La Marque. The three-day series of shots? In the same bedroom, the police also found an eight-page court document and a Walgreens prescription card, both of which displayed appellant s name, as well as an opened letter addressed to Earl Bradley from a lawyer on top of the night stand. In sending the letter mentioned above, Bradley bypassed his attorneys. But I have no connection to that case, other than living in Delaware when his arrest and trial went down. This was his first communication since his conviction in June 0f 2011. People who believe it makes the area look bad. The average age of his victims was three. Right? ), In With the Old. The thought that this might happen, even conceivably, is chilling. The man is evil. No. A pediatrician rapes his young patients and videotapes every brutal moment. Earl Bradley Bradley is serving 14 life sentences after being convicted by Judge William C. Carpenter in 2011. Only two witnesses called by the prosecution, both Delaware State Troopers. The letter was Bradley’s pitch on why the justices should reconsider his case. (A Veterans Day history lesson on the War to End All Wars—ha—and the little known Bonus Army of 1932. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). “He submitted this formal letter, written in crayon and magic marker, that railed against the whole admissions system, saying it took him like seven times to get accepted,” recalled Dr. Roland Beverly, then a student council member and now a California dermatologist. Earliest known attribution is an epigraph in Neil Gaiman, Coraline (2004). (Will your parents ever stop treating you like a child? The post earned some good responses, but I was surprised at the number of people who contacted me privately about murderers they know. Sometimes, for a writer, it’s the opposite. ), Twelve Average Citizens. The more ears, the better—without praising the criminal, of course. I don’t often recycle posts, but below is one I wrote as a guest blogger at The Working Stiffs. Mrs. Ramsey was born to Thomas and Deliah Creech, in Remlig, Texas. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I’ve debated about naming Detectives Elliott and Garland. Bradley promoted his candidacy in an essay. Your original post has been fixed in my mind since I read it several years ago, so I’ll skip reading this today. ( Log Out /  I’ve debated about naming Detectives Elliott and Garland. I am beyond discomfort in these matters. It appeared after Bradley’s one-day trial, but before the judge delivered a sentence. Inside, walls displayed posters of TV characters and shelves full of toys. They trusted their child’s doctor. Plus, if there was anything untoward about Dr. Earl Bradley, there were licensing boards and medical review teams and police to catch that. How could a serial child molester be allowed to examine and treat thousands of children for years? I have no personal connection to it other than witnessing what went on with a family on my street, but in an hour I had made it mine. Last Friday, for my monthly guest gig at Working Stiffs, I wrote about the guy I knew from high school who is currently incarcerated for murder. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Exactly, August, especially with these victims, who have no voice at all. And if children cried after an exam, well, sick children cry. For all his eccentricities, Bradley had a thriving practice. He gave up his weekends for three-day series of shots to treat ear infections. Some don’t. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the … Earl B. Bradley (DOB - 05/10/53), a white male. (A couple of new mystery writers to watch. (Have you ever known a murderer? The letter was Bradley’s pitch on why the justices should reconsider his case. Two great books that deal with this issue are: “The Blue Notebook” by James Levine, MD., a novel that grew out of his experience along “the street of cages” where child prostitutes work in Mumbai. But this is our legal system, which I respect. But everyone needs to hear, and to make themselves hear, so kudos to you. The toys, the movies, the candy, the kisses, the special attention? Footage showed children in diapers screaming as they tried to escape. Silence and rape are hellish partners, aren’t they? The sentence turned out to be 14 life terms in prison, plus 164 years. Plus, if there was anything untoward about Dr. Earl Bradley, there were licensing boards and medical review teams and police to catch that. I wanted to write their story, but told in my way, through a rather tragic event of my own. Bradley sent a 15-page, handwritten letter to the chief justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. I’m glad you’ve reposted. Awful awful awful. ), I Bought the Book, It’s Mine Now, So…. Whenever I would bring my child to a pediatrian I remained in the room but perhaps that was due to the fact the pediatricians I went to were not pedophiles. His BayBees Pediatric clinic near Lewes, Delaware was known for its unusual décor: a real merry-go-round and small Ferris wheel in the yard, with a life-sized Buzz Lightyear nearby. All but one were girls. In early August, a 15-page handwritten letter was sent from Earl Bradley to the justices of the Delaware State Supreme Court. We should make it easier by not placing a pox on talking about it. Exactly why we need to face the distasteful, in order to fight it. The Delaware pediatrician was indicted in February on charges he brutally molested more than 100 children in a toy-filled basement. Some DSP troopers who worked the Bradley case required special counseling. I’ve had a lot of fun as a Working Stiffs contributor. This problem has been an itch I just can’t scratch for a long time. All but one were girls. Yes, you read that correctly: age 3. No, probably not, but you gotta love ‘em for boldly not trying. ), Beggars Can’t Be Writers. 50 Shoe Tree and the Spirit Oaks at Toomer’s Corner. WARNING: This post contains graphic descriptions of child abuse, including rape. On the other side are people like me, who think that stories about monsters who hurt children should be shouted from the rooftops. Most of all, I pity the tiny little children whose youth might, hopefully, spare them remembering what happened to them at the hands of a monster. Shop with confidence on eBay! A chilling case of child abuse. Dr. Earl Bradley Speaks Out From Behind Bars. Concerning an Apparent Motion Observed in Some of the Fixed Stars. Why? I researched to make the town and time accurate to the times. If the video evidence is thrown out, it is unlikely that his victims can provide reliable testimony. Proceeds from the sales of both of these books are donated to organizations that work on behalf of victims of the sex industry internationally. The other witness was with the High-Tech Crimes Unit, a veteran computer forensics expert who analyzed the videotapes. The average age of his victims was three. People who don’t want to believe that someone who is educated and with an important job, could ever do such horrible things to an innocent child. He had a small child, a loving family, a wonderful reputation. To do that, he relied on the trust people afford to doctors. Some of them are yours. A critical deadline is approaching for the victims in a multimillion dollar settlement. Bradley waived his right to a jury trial after a … A news photo shows a handcuffed Dr. Earl Bradley wearing a jacket with Mickey Mouse embroidered on it. Bradley was founded guilty on 24 counts of rape, assault and sexual exploitation of a child. Then Chris Barrish at the Delaware News Journal showed how even a story this bad could get uglier: Now, Delaware’s governor has called for an independent review of the various police, medical and legal bodies involved in the Bradley case. By sending the letter, Bradley “broke his silence.”. He didn’t rush appointments—he sometimes spent a half hour, alone, with a child. ), Paging the Lorax. Is this a story someone should share? In February of 2010, a grand jury indicted Bradley on more than 470 charges of abuse, rape and sexual exploitation of 103 children. Because Earl Bradley might be an evil, deranged bastard not worthy of the oxygen he sucks into his undeserving lungs, but like many pedophiles, he was also clever and manipulative. 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