Bradley house set for sheriff sale May 15
Lewes — The last piece of physical property owned by convicted pedophile Earl Bradley is set to be sold at sheriff’s sale.
Bradley’s residence on Savannah Road in Lewes will be sold at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, at the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office in Georgetown. The property was foreclosed on by U.S. Bank in its attempt to collect on $560,000 in unpaid mortgage payments.
Bradley’s current home is the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, where he’s been since his arrest in December 2009. Bradley was convicted at a June 23 bench trial on 24 counts of rape, assault and child sexual exploitation involving more than 80 child patients at his BayBees Pediatrics offices.
Since Bradley’s arrest, his home has fallen into disrepair; a the third story window has been knocked out, weeds are overtaking the lawn and vines crawling up the side.
Bradley's office complex went through a similar sheriff’s sale when the property was foreclosed on by Fulton Bank. Eventually, the property was purchased from the bank and the buildings were demolished Oct. 10.
U.S. Bank foreclosed on Bradley’s house Oct. 21, and a judgment was awarded on Christmas Eve. The state also has a lien on Bradley’s property as part of its racketeering case against the former pediatrician. Any proceeds from the sale of Bradley’s residence would go to the state after the bank’s lien is satisfied.
Twenty percent of the purchase must be paid on the day of the sale, with the balance to be paid before Monday, June 18. The sale is subject to confirmation by Delaware Superior Court Friday, June 22.
Bradley’s conviction is currently on appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court. Oral arguments in the case are currently scheduled for Wednesday, June 13.