Updated details Day Care Worker Who Raped Children and filmed Abuse Pleads Guilty

A 27-year-old former day care worker in Ohio who was charged in the videotaped rapes of children in her care pleaded guilty to numerous counts last Thursday, according to a report.

Heather Koon is seen in a booking photo obtained by KTLA sister station WJW.

Heather Koon is seen in a booking photo obtained by KTLA sister station WJW.

Koon entered guilty pleas in a Lorain County courtroom to four counts each of rape, kidnapping and pandering obscenity involving an underage person, as well as three counts of illegally using a juvenile in nudity-oriented material, and separate charges of tampering evidence and corrupt activity, the Chronicle-Telegram reported.

Prosecutors said that she raped four children — including one as young as 2 years old — at ABC Kidz Childcare in Elyria on the orders of her fiance, convicted sex offender James Osborne, according to the newspaper and KTLA sister station WJW in Cleveland.

Koon was a full-time employee at the child care facility from August 2012 to March 2013, the day care center’s attorney told the TV station.

 

She was arrested at Osborne’s home in Oberlin in 2013 after investigators uncovered an unregistered laptop where they said they found recorded footage of the sexual assaults, according to the TV station.

Additionally, she had also taken sexually explicit photographs of children at ABC Kidz and the day care facility where she later worked, Country Day School in Amherst, the Chronicle-Telegram reported.

Osborne, 37, entered guilty pleas in a separate court appearance. The charges he pleaded guilty to included four counts each of complicity to rape and  pandering obscenity involving someone underage, according to the newspaper.

Most of the offenses carry prison sentences of 15 years to life; if they are determined to be sexually violent predators, those sentences could be increased to life in prison without parole, the newspaper reported.

 

The father of a girl who was just 2 when she was sexually abused by Koon told the Chronicle-Telegram he hoped that Koon and Osborne spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

“I never realized creatures like this exist,” he said.

 

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