DELAWARE: Earl Bradley case spurs legislation
DOVER — A seven-bill package addressing shortcomings uncovered in the investigation of Dr. Earl B. Bradley, the Lewes pediatrician accused of sexually abusing 103 patients, was unveiled Wednesday.
The proposals, drafted by the governor’s and attorney general’s offices, include measures that would increase the power of the Board of Medical Practice, strengthen penalties against abusers, mandate adult supervision while a child under 15 is being treated and provide additional training for law enforcement, doctors and prosecutors.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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