Child Abuse Case Goes to Trial

1-12-05 – Jury selection has begun in the trial of Harvey Bradford. He is accused of sexually abusing and neglecting an eight-month-old infant girl. Authorities say from March until June of last year, Bradford abused the girl, breaking her bones and ribs.

The alleged abuse happened in Colbert at the home of Bradford and his girlfriend, the baby’s mother.

The mother reached a plea agreement in Febuary of 2004 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

It is unknown how long jury selection will take.