• Mass. child abuse suspect faces more charges


    SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Wakefield man already facing multiple charges in Middlesex County for allegedly sexually abusing children at his wife's day care center is now facing charges in Essex County.

    John Burbine is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Salem Superior Court on one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

    The alleged assaults occurred between 1990 and 1994 in Saugus starting then the alleged victim was 5 years old. Prosecutors say the person came forward following the publicity surrounding the 49-year-old Burbine's arrest in Middlesex County.

    Prosecutors allege that between August 2010 and last August, Burbine molested children ranging from 8 days to 3 1/2 years old at his wife's day care, recording the assaults.

    Burbine pleaded not guilty and is being held on $1 million bail.

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