Suppression motion in Wakefield man's abuse case denied
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A judge has rejected a request to suppress child pornography evidence allegedly found in the possession of a Wakefield man charged with abusing more than a dozen children at his wife's day care.
The Middlesex Superior Court judge denied motions to suppress filed by lawyers for John Burbine and his wife.
The Boston Globe reports that the judge found that state police, during an investigation into an allegedly unlicensed child care program the Burbines operated, executed a search warrant in September 2012 and seized computer equipment on which they allegedly found child pornography.
The judge rejected several defense arguments, including that police did not have probable cause to search the home when they were investigating the business.
Burbine has pleaded not guilty and is being held on $1 million bail.