DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former pediatrician serving life in prison for sexually abusing scores of children has lost an appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court.

A three-judge panel on Thursday rejected Earl Bradley's claims that his trial and appeal attorneys were ineffective, and that he was denied the right to have an attorney of his choosing. In a 21-page opinion, the panel upheld a Superior Court judge's ruling similarly dismissing those post-conviction arguments.

Bradley is serving 14 life sentences.

In 2012 the state Supreme Court rejected Bradley's argument that homemade videotapes showing him brutally attacking young patients, including infants, were seized illegally because police used a defective search warrant.