Child Molester Offers To Get Castrated In Exchange For Reduced Sentence
Sorry, John Burbine, but sacrificing your nuts is not a fair trade for allegedly raping and sexually abusing 13 children.
Burbine, of Woburn, Massaschusttes, is accused of preying on children between 2010 and 2012 at his wife’s unlicensed day care in Wakefield, as well as raping a boy for four years from 1990 to 1994. His youngest victim was only eight days old. Burbine faces almost 100 counts of sexual abuse in total.
(He was also convicted of sexually molesting three young boys in the 1980s and got a six-month suspended sentence. Good to know that pedophiles walk free!)
Burbine’s lawyer William Barabino proposed in a MA court today that Burbrine would agree to get castrated if he could guarantee a sentence of no more than 15 years. “He would lose his desire and sexual function, which would have some mitigating effect,” said Barabino. A psychiatrist quoted by the Boston Herald said that castration can indeed reduce testosterone, but cannot help someone who does not have a conscience.
Prosecutors are seeking a life sentence and rightfully told the child molester and his lawyer where to shove it.
*Thanks to commenter LR52185 for the link!
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