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Convicted Pedophile Bradley’s Home Finally Sells

Lewes – Home sale ends years of debate. After years of uncertainty of what to do with the home once owned by convicted pedophile Earl Bradley the Bethel United Methodist Church has finally sold the home. The home sold just weeks after the home was put on the market.

After Bradley’s 2010 arrest the 1600 square foot home was foreclosed on by Wells Fargo, who took possession of the property.  The bank was unable to sell the home located in the historic district of Lewes and was later gifted to the Bethel United Methodist Church.

In addition, another anonymous donor offered $100,000 cash to be used for improvements to the property.

Bethel United Methodist Church officials were unsure what to do with the house and property.  Church leadership made the decision to pray and inquire of God what He wanted the Church to do with it.

Before placing the home on the market the Church asked the city’s historic preservation commission for permission to demolish the structure, but the request was denied.

The Church ultimately decided to attempt to sell the home at 344 Savannah Road, and it was listed for $250,000.

Bradley is now serving 14 life sentences plus 164 years after he was convicted of rape, assault and sexual exploitation which involved 86 children at his Lewes medical office.

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