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Public Defenders Done With Del. Pedophile Pediatrician Case

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DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- The Delaware public defender's office says it will not file any further appeals on behalf of a former pediatrician serving life in prison for sexually abusing scores of patients over more than a decade.

Deputy public defender Robert Goff said Monday that his office has told Earl Bradley of Lewes that it will not be filing any further appeal in his case. The decision means a federal court review of Bradley's case is unlikely.

"I'm hoping it will heal the community and everybody can put it behind them," said Tom O'Hagen of Lewes.

The state Supreme Court last month upheld Bradley's conviction, rejecting his challenge to a search warrant that police used to seize homemade videos of his sexual assaults.

Bradley, 59, was convicted last year by a judge who viewed more than 13 hours of videos showing sex crimes against more than 80 victims, most of them toddlers.

"We learn from our mistakes and this certainly was a great mistake," said Bob Rubin of Lewes.

Art therapist Jennifer August treated some of Bradley's victims. She hopes future generations remember the community response to the crimes.

"I would hope it would be a story about how a community galvanized to take back their kids and made sure they got to their dreams and nothing bad ever happened to them again," August said."

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