The Delaware Supreme Court ordered the disbarment of a former judge who admitted earlier this year to sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy more than 30 years ago.
William C. Bradley Jr.'s disbarment was based on a "professional misconduct involving moral turpitude," according to the one-page order the state's highest court.
Neither Bradley, 72, nor his attorney, Mason Turner, could be reached for comment.
A week after resigning as Court of Common Pleas judge in January, Bradley admitted to molesting Gregory Kelly at his home: "On or about the evening of Dec. 28, 1975, and Dec. 29, 1975, while present in my home located in Townsend, Delaware, I molested Gregory Kelly, then age 11, through inappropriate sexual contact. I deeply regret any harm I have caused to Gregory Kelly and his family."
The statement, and an undisclosed cash payment, were part of a settlement arising out of a lawsuit filed by Kelly in U.S. District Court in Wilmington.
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Delaware Courts: Ex-Judge Disbarred for Abuse