Wakefield child abuse suspect faces more charges


SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A Wakefield man facing charges in Middlesex County for allegedly sexually abusing children at his wife's day care is facing new allegations in Essex County.

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

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

Prosecutors allege that between August 2010 and August 2012, Burbine molested children ranging from 8 days to 3 1/2 years old at his wife's day care, recording the assaults. Authorities say the day care didn't have a state license.

Burbine has pleaded not guilty to all the charges and is held on $1 million bail.

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