Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and Andover Democratic State Senator Barry Feingold propose bill based on existing state drug and human trafficking laws.
Newly-proposed legislation in Massachusetts could set the stage for certain sexual predators in the state to have their assets seized. According to an announcement from Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, he and State Senator Barry Feingold, an Andover Democrat, have proposed the bill, said to be modeled on existing state controlled substance and human trafficking laws. The announcement also comes in the spotlight of the ongoing John Burbine child sex abuse case. Burbine, a former Wakefield resident, is facing more than 100 counts of child sex abuse stemming from his work at his wife's one-time illegal daycare business. The legislation would allow, with court permission, for items such as cameras, cell phones and computers that are …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wife of John Burbine, facing charges for illegal day care, had court date initially set for Wednesday.
A pre-trial conference for Marian Burbine is now set for Thursday, March 21 at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn. Mrs. Burbine's latest court date had initially been set for Wednesday, February 13th. She has been under house arrest in Wakefield since late last year, charged with six counts of reckless endangerment of a child and two counts of running an illegal day care business - the former Waterfall Education Center in Wakefield. Mrs. Burbine's husband, John, has pleaded not guilty to about 100 counts involving the sexual abuse of children who were pupils at the former day care and tutoring business. The next step in John Burbine's legal case is expected to be an April 13th motion to dismiss, with a tentative trial date set for early …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
John Burbine of Wakefield to be arraigned Wednesday morning at Woburn Superior Court on nearly 95 child sex abuse charges.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Wakefield man at the center of one of the worst child sex abuse cases in recent memory will be arraigned Wednesday morning at Woburn Superior Court. Burbine, 49, faces a total of 95 charges stemming from the alleged abuse of children receiving day care or tutoring services from his wife's business - which was not completely registered. Marian Burbine, 46, will make her own court appearance on Dec. 20 for a pre-trial hearing. She faces six counts of reckless endangerment of a child, and two counts of operating an unlicensed day care business. Mrs. Burbine has reportedly been under house arrest in Wakefield while a MyFoxBoston report noted over the weekend that her husband is currently in the Billerica House of Corrections. The District …