Latest Court Date Delayed in Wakefield Daycare Sex Abuse Case

Marian and John Burbine are accused of running an illegal day care where alleged sex crimes were committed.

The court latest court date for the wife of a Wakefield man accused of more than 100 counts of child sex abuse, has been delayed.

Marian Burbine, who is accused of running an illegal day care with her husband John Burbine, will appear in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on Thursday, March 21 for a pre-trial conference. At least one of John Burbine's alleged victims is from Waltham. 

Her latest court date had initially been set for Wednesday, Feb. 13. 

Marian Burbine is charged with six counts of reckless endangerment of a child and two counts of running an illegal day care business at the former Waterfall Education Center in Wakefield. She has been under house arrest in Wakefield since late last year.

Her husband, John, has pleaded not guilty to about 100 counts involving the sexual abuse of children who attended the former day care and tutoring business.

At least one of the alleged victims is from Newton, officials say.

The next step in John Burbine's legal case is expected to be an April 13 motion to dismiss, with a tentative trial date set for early December.


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