Dr. Earl Bradley's items won't be auctioned off

January 24, 2011 12:08:45 PM PST
Items belonging to a former Delaware pediatrician accused of sexually abusing children will not be put up for auction after all.

Items in a Rehoboth Beach storage unit once rented by Dr. Earl Bradley were set to be auctioned this month because Bradley had not paid rent on the unit in almost a year.

However, Attorney General Beau Biden announced on Monday that his office reached an agremeent with Secure Self Storage to sell the items for $1.

"I want to thank Secure Self Storage for agreeing to turn the property over to the State at a financial loss," Biden said in a statement.

Secure Self Storage in Rehoboth Beach had planned a public auction this week to sell property Bradley had been keeping in storage there to satisfy a lien against him for unpaid rental fees.

According to a legal notice from the storage center, the items include arcade games, artwork and business and kitchen equipment.

Bradley is charged with sexually assaulting more than 100 patients over more than a decade before being arrested in December 2009. His trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 14.