A Massachusetts man named John Burbine has been recently indicted on more than 100 counts of child sex offenses. Reports state that Burbine allegedly sexually abused more than a dozen young children and videotaped it. The victims are believed to be as young as 8 days old. John Burbine was originally arrested Sept. 28 in Reading by Massachusetts State Police.
According to the indictment Burbine raped and sexually assaulted at least 13 infants and young children who were in his care. The incidents spanned from August 2010 through August 2012. Some of the children were said to have been abused on more than one occasion.
NBC News spoke with Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone. Below is an excerpt:
Prosecutor: Man raped, abused 13 infants, children and videotaped attacks
“This is among the most troubling and disturbing cases of child abuse ever prosecuted in Middlesex County,” Leone said in a statement.
John Burbine, 49, of Wakefield, was indicted Thursday by a Middlesex grand jury on more than 100 counts of child sex offenses. He gained access to many of the children through a child care service operated by his wife, Leone said at a news conference Thursday.
According to authorities, Burbine and his wife advertised child care and tutoring services on various websites including parenting websites and coupon service websites. They also transported children to another family’s home for day care and ran a summer activities program in which they took children to various places, prosecutors said.
Investigators said they found images and videos on Burbine’s home computer of the victims “posed in various states of nudity and engaged in sexual acts” “It is alleged the defendant videotape recorded the assaults on the victims,” the prosecutor’s office said.
“He committed these unspeakable crimes in the victims’ homes and communities. Further, the defendant filmed the repeated, unthinkable abuse,” Leone said. “The defendant gained access and opportunity to abuse young children through advertising child care services with his wife, who operated a tutoring and child care business, which was not licensed. Children are our most vulnerable victims and we will continue to prosecute to the fullest extent those who harm or exploit them.”
Burbine is expected to be arraigned December 12,2012 in Middlesex Superior Court. Source.