Accused serial child sex abuser John Burbine is now reportedly facing additional charges in Essex County.
According to a Wednesday Salem News report, an Essex County grand jury has indicted Burbine on charges of indecent assault and battery and child rape.
The charges stem from a new accuser, a boy from Saugus, who alleges Burbine abused him between May 1990 to January 1994. The alleged incidents occurred in Saugus.
The accuser reportedly came forward after seeing the initial media coverage in the case.
The Essex County District Attorney's Office and Saugus Police investigated the allegations, according to the Salem News. An arraignment date has not yet been set on the new charges.
In Middlesex County, Burbine is already facing 100 counts of child sex abuse charges stemming from the alleged sexual abuse carried out at a Wakefield daycare center run by Burbine and his wife Marian. At least one victim is from Newton, officials say.
Burbine and his wife were proprietors of the Waterfall Education Center, which offered tutoring and daycare services despite not being fully licensed to do so. Marian Burbine is facing six counts of reckless endangerment of a child and had her latest court appearance last week. She remains under house arrest in Wakefield.
Since news of the case first broke, state lawmakers have reacted by trying to close loopholes in the state sex offender registry system that allowed Burbine to remain undetected for years as a level 1 sex offender who worked around children.
Burbine has been held at the Billerica House of Corrections since late last year and has an expected trial date of December 10.
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