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Woman Pleads Guilty To Raping 4 Children At Daycare

| by David Bonner
Storefront sign of ABC Kidz Child CareStorefront sign of ABC Kidz Child Care

Heather Koon, an Ohio woman who was charged in 2013 with raping four children while employed as a daycare worker when she was 24, has pleaded guilty to those charges.

The incriminating evidence was originally found by police on a phone and a laptop seized from her home in 2013; the phone contained footage and photos of her committing the crimes.

The seized laptop reportedly contained video of Koons engaging in sexual activity with a toddler, according to The Morning Journal. 

Her 37-year-old boyfriend, James Osborne, also pleaded guilty in the case. According to prosecutors, he directed Koons to commit the rapes, reports the Daily Mail.

Osborne is already doing eight years in prison on unrelated child pornography charges. In 2007, a computer repair shop discovered sexually explicit photos of children on his computer.

The alleged rapes by Koon took place at ABC Kidz Child Care in Elyria, Ohio, in March and April 2013.

Koon was employed at that daycare facility for seven months, and then later went to work for the Country Day School in the town of Amherst, where she allegedly took explicit photos of children.

Parents who did a background check on Koon would have found this photo of her on Facebook:

Officially, Koon pleaded guilty to four counts of rape, kidnapping and pandering obscenity involving a minor, according to the Daily Mail.

Other charges that she confessed to are illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Osborne pleaded guilty to four counts of complicity to rape, complicity to kidnapping and pandering obscenity involving a minor.

The couple could be sentenced to life in prison.

Sources: Daily Mail, Morning Journal / Photo credit: WKYC via USA Today, Facebook via Daily Mail

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