Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ex-Judge Disbarred for Abuse More Than 30 Years Ago

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.

Full Article and Source:
Delaware Courts: Ex-Judge Disbarred for Abuse


Max said...

This is going to be a good story to watch. How did they find out about the incident? Was it reported then and covered up?

Anonymous said...

I believe William C. Bradley Jr. deeply regrets his past catching up with him.

Polly said...

30 years ago? Thank goodness he is finally being held accountable!

Anonymous said...

I think the statute of limitations is tolled when there is an "infant" involved.

Anonymous said...

Wow, either Delaware has high standards or someone didn't like this guy. We can't get judges disbarred in my state, and they are committing crimes now.