Authorities said John Burbine, who was indicted on 100 count of abuse, also videotaped the incidents.
Although prosecutors said Burbine’s wife, Marian, was not aware that her husband was allegedly molesting the children entrusted into her care, a neighbor said Marion had warned him not to have her husband watch his child at any time.
“She basically said, ‘Don’t ever let my husband watch your kid,’” Brian Evans told a Boston newspaper.
Authorities said the assaults took place from August 2010 to August 2012 at the Burbine’s Waterfall Education Center, and the children, boys and girls between the ages of 8-days to 42-months, were from several towns in the Boston area, including Stoneham, Medford, Newton, Reading, Melrose, Woburn and Waltham.
The Burbine’s advertised the Waterfall Education Center as a short and long term child care center offering overnight newborn care and summer camp alternative care.
Authorities said parents were aware that Burbine was assisting his wife with watching their children, but they were unaware he was a Level 1 sex offender.
Burbine, who grew up in the same home where he allegedly committed the offenses, is facing 100 criminal charges, including 40 counts of aggravated rape. His 46-year old wife was charged with six counts of reckless endangerment of a child and two counts of operating an unlicensed day care business.