Accused molester seeks deal for reduced sentence

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Accused molester seeks deal for reduced sentence
By Peter Schworm   Globe Staff   November 20, 2013

WOBURN — A lawyer for accused serial child molester John Burbine proposed in court Wednesday that his client be castrated in exchange for a sharply reduced prison sentence, but said prosecutors rejected the idea and were preparing for trial.

William Barabino, who represents Burbine, said he was seeking a plea agreement that would limit Burbine’s sentence to a maximum of 15 years if he agreed to undergo the procedure. But prosecutors, who are seeking a life sentence for Burbine, said they were not open to a plea, Barabino said….

Burbine is accused of raping and sexually abusing 13 children that he gained access to through his wife’s unlicensed day care business between 2010 and 2012. The youngest victim was eight days old. Authorities say most of the assaults took place in the victims’ homes….

John Burbine is also facing charges that he raped a boy in Saugus on several occasions from 1990 to 1994. He was convicted and received a six-month suspended sentence for sexually molesting three young brothers in the late 1980s.

Barabino said he was seeking to negotiate a plea because he is “realistic about the charges” and said Burbine has never disputed them….
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/11/20/mass-child-molester-seeks-castration-exchange-for-reduced-sentence/98wIV7eGgjlQOFoinorHyO/story.html

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