Delaware State Police destroyed the belongings of an accused pedophile Jan. 26 after removing them from a self-storage unit in Rehoboth Beach, Del. and taking them to an offsite, undisclosed location.
Dr. Earl Bradley, a pediatrician accused of rape and abuse of more than 100 children over 10 years, had been storing belongings at Secure Self Storage in Rehoboth Beach and eventually went delinquent on his account. The facility, at the urging of the community and the state attorney general, did not auction the items in a lien sale but instead allowed law enforcement to seize the items. Many feared if the items were made public, alleged victims may experience emotional trauma.
Secure Self Storage has three locations in Delaware and 16 locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.C., and Ontario, Canada.