Perverted babysitter indicted on 100 counts of assault in horrifying child abuse case!
Some parents find it difficult to leave their children with a babysitter since they want to make sure their kids are in the best possible hands. So I can't even imagine how the people who left their kid with Massachussets babysitter John Burbine must be feeling now. Burbine has just been indicted on 100 counts of rape and sexual abuse of more than a dozen kids.
The 49-year-old man reportedly videotaped himself raping and abusing 13 small children, some as young as eight DAYS old! Ugh, that's sickening. But what makes the whole thing even worse is that Burbine allegedly found his victims through his line of work--a child care service run by him and his wife, known as the Waterfall Education Center. How disgusting! I can't even wrap my mind around the fact that anyone is able to hurt and traumatize so many young, innocent kids, especially ones that are just a few days old!
Burbine was first arrested in September after police received complains of an incident involving him and a 2-year-old girl. He has since been indicted on a hundred counts of sexual assault and child abuse. And this isn't the first he's come in trouble with the law--Burbine was already listed as a level one sex offender after being charged with indecent assault on a child in 1989! How disturbing is that?! And this man was running a day care center for little kids!
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Though police say his wife, Marian, was most likely unaware of her husband's cruel crimes, she has also been charged with six counts of reckless endangerment of a child and two counts of operating an unlicensed day care business.
This is by far one of the most horrifying cases I've ever heard of. I just don't get how anyone can take such gross advantage of defenseless children. The entire situation just proves that parents need to be EXTRA cautious when it comes to leaving their kids with people they don't know. Run background checks, check with the local police department, whatever it takes--the fact that this man got away with this, despite being listed as a sex offender, is just terrible. Just imagine how betrayed and terrified those kid's parents must feel!
I just hope that Burbine is charged and kept in jail for the rest of his life. He needs to be kept as far away from unsuspecting families and their kids as possible.
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What punishment do you think Burbine deserves?