Many Democrats around the state were upset when Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III announced recently that he would not be pursuing the U.S. Senate seat previously held by his father, now-Vice President Joe Biden. However, the younger Biden might be even more valuable to the residents of the state in his current position.
He has consistently battled for children’s rights in the state, particularly in regards to child predators. When first elected, Biden launched a massive campaign to get homeless sex offenders accounted for and registered correctly. His office has continually fought for hard sentences for child abusers, and his efforts regarding the Dr. Earl Bradley case have been tireless.
“We continue to do everything necessary to pursue this case to the fullest extent of the law,” explained Biden. “This investigation, led by the Delaware Department of Justice, Delaware Child Predator Task Force, and Delaware State Police, is ongoing and we continue to review all of the evidence in this case as soon as quickly as possible.”
Biden’s office has charged the pediatrician with 32 felony counts in connection with allegations of child abuse. The case is moving forward to Superior Court now, and Bradley remains in jail on a $2.9 million cash bond.
Biden recently announced that the Delaware Department of Justice has filed a civil racketeering suit against Bradley in Sussex County Superior Court. His hope is to put a lien against Bradley’s assets, including property.
“We filed a civil racketeering suit against Bradley and his business in order to preserve his assets, and ultimately seize them for the victims,” said Biden. We are acting aggressively to use all of the tools and resources at our disposal to continue the investigation and serve victims.”
It’s often been said that it’s difficult for a son to live in the shadows of a successful father, but Biden is making his own mark by protecting those who need the most protection.
While many were disappointed that Biden would not be seeking higher office, we are grateful he is where he is.