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20 FRIDAY, JANUARY 22- MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010 NEWS / .- / ? / 00partment of Justice provides assistance to Bradley victims Cape Gazette Establishment of office for one case is unprecedented By Ron MacArthur  ...... . ' ......... , ......... "  .....  .,. :  ..... @_,,..  ronm@capegazette.com .' Investigators seeking to identi- fy victims of Dr. Earl Bradley re- in Lewes. Dailey said the photo- quest that parents bring photo=_ graphs are critical, to help identi- graphs of theirchildren showingLLfy victims. Bradleyhas been how the child looked during charged with"morg n30 each year of being a Bradley pa- tient. Photographs are needed to match potential victims with video reviews conducted by the Child Predator Task Force. "Even if parents thought their children were never alone with the doctor, we still need photos - regardless of gender or age," said Patricia Dait, a deputy attorney general who is in charge of a De- partment of ]nstice office set up counts of rape and expiOitation of young children. Parents of Bradley patients will soon re- ceive a letter explaining the need for photographs, Dailey said. The Lewes office was estab- lished Jan, 2 specifically to dis- seminate information, assist Bradley's victims and continue the :iavestigatiorL LoCated atJOtthStreet and Savannah Road, tiie :c,e was established on the direction of Attorney General Biden IH. It's an unprecedented move by an attorney general that, he says, reflects the severity of the case. "There is an overwhelming need and responsibility on our part to be present in the commu- nity," Biden said. "I can't imagine the despair and anger people are going through. My office has a responsibility to be there y Working behind the scenes under strict confidentiality, staff can assist people with obtaining records, answering questions and also providing counseling avenues for victims and fheir families. At least one trooier is DENNIS FORNEY PHOTO LOCATED AT FOURTH STREET AND SAVANNAH ROAD, this office was es- tablished on the direction Of Attorney General Joseph "Beau" Biden IlL generals, Delaware State Police troopers, victims' advocates and counselors seven day a week. On a typical day as many as 20 people are working in the office. handt? collect information Ali r_ec0rflsmust " be scanned as and the people they interview c coma nelp warn me criminal well. Oee- the stAff.of lawyers "Some neonle break anwn" h. .i{)vesfigation. Dailey.said staff at reviews the records, a " ei- said. "Ever'---y room is sto-"'cked me olnce can provlae no-cost ened rtwiew thentakes place b-:vjth tises" counseling and make referrals to Dailev. Informatiol issharel 7 1o ,,, i,,,,,,h,n other agencies. , - ...... ' 'with Oif ':"-:-'- :-'- -'--7"-".' ..... L" ,-,., ._ ....... :--.=_ .... po-  m.,.m_ssor-.me uauey, wno-wAL$,. .'--'iIVaAl ....... are,c0. ............ ,, : " "' : ...... -:--' " " .... ':''" ravy mmuy,- sam it sm.-, . Dailev said-it  mOrei:- ou& : ) hands-on-deck event. The office ; but all ofthe names something"e staff comprises deputy attorney of Bradley's patients have been omable, Fve seen a lot of horrible ically how many patients Biden said staff has been giv- Bradley had, the total is in the ing up weekends and holidays. "I thousands. Each day a dozen can't tell you how proud I am of deputy attorney generals are on them,"he said. the second floor of the office Dailey said it's hard not be af- poring over records, fected by the records they read She said the best people with the best skills in the 6iminai, " civil, family and fraud divisions from all over the state are work- been reviewing video taken from ing on the case. Bradley's office to help identify For legal reasons pertaining to victims. Records have been discovery, Dailey said, investiga-, logged to create a database. That tars are reading every Bradley job took more than three weeks patient file, page.by page, AI- with staff working from 8"30 a.rm though she would notsay specif- to 7".30 p.m. seven days a week. retrieved. She said a letter would be going out soon, possibly this week, to all>patients asking them to make contact with the office and provide photographs for things in my life, but nothing like this," she said. Biden said now is,not the time to worry about the east.of, the all- out effort on one case. ,I'm more identifieatiorL worried tn addition, members of,the es m an=m, Child Predator Task Force have Biden aid. y to make this-  " Dailey said the'-, counseling tion work flee will continue:t- other three months and perhaps as long as six months. State sues Dr. Bradley AG Biden uses racketeering laws to preserve assets By Ryan Mavity ryanm@capegazette.com The Delaware Department of ]ustice has filed a civil racketeer- ing lawsuit against Lewes pediatrician Dr. Earl Bradley in Sussex County Superior Court. The suit is an attempt by the state to help victims by pre- serving Earl Bradley Bradley's assets. The state's civil racketeering statute allows the attorney gen- eral to put a lien against and for- feit a defendant's assets, includ- or moved out of state. Attorney General" Joseph "Beau" Biden III said, "We Filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against Dr. Bradley and his business in order to preserve his assets, and ultimately to seize them for the victims. We are acting aggres- sively to use all of the tools and resources at our disposal to con- tinue the investigation and serve victims." Bradley has already been sued in New Castle County, and more lawsuits could be just around the corner. Officials in unmarked cars and wagons from the Delaware State Police were at Bradley's Lewes office Thursday, Jan.21. Police spokesman Lt. Walter Newton said police were following up on the ongoing in- vestigation. Biden said the state's action was not a reaction to civil charges but was done to preserve Bradley's assets for any victim in the case. ' He said the state could ask for a stay of civil action against Bradley while the criminal case proceeds. Biden said the racket- eering statute comes into play when someone uses a business to perpetrate a crime. He did not elaborate on assets "WE FILED A CIVIL RACKETEERING LAWSUIT AGAINST DR. BRADLEY AND  HIS BUSINESS IN ORDER TO PRESERVE HIS ASSETS, AND ULTIMATELY TO SEIZE THEM FOR THE VICTIMS." - ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSEPH "BEAU" BIDEN III other than to say they are wide- ranging. The difference between a criminal case and a civil law- suit is that civil defendants who ae found guilty typically pay restitution to the plaintiff. In a criminal case, a defendant can face a fine or incarceration, among other penalties. Bradley faces life in prison on more than 30 felony charges of rape and ex- ploitation of young children. Bradley saw patients at his Bay- Bees Pediatrics practice on Route 1 in Lewes until his arrest on Dec. 16. He is currently being held on $2.9 million cash bond. The case is expected to go before a Sussex County grand jury.