May 29, 2016


Woman suspected in rape at day care

ELYRIA — Only a day after receiving information about an alleged rape of a child at a day care center on Abbe Road, police made an arrest.


Heather Koon

Heather Koon, 25, was charged with two counts of rape at a house at 43971 state Route 511 on Friday morning. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office received information about the rape on Thursday evening and by Friday morning had enough evidence to arrest Koon, said Lorain County sheriff Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh.

The alleged rape was of a young child and police believe it occurred at ABC Kidz Daycare on Abbe Road, according to Cavanaugh.

Cavanaugh said that the Sheriff’s Office cannot confirm any more information reported by other media outlets.

“This is just the beginning (of the investigation),” he said.

Koon was being held in Lorain County Jail on Saturday night without bond. A court date had not yet been set.

If anyone has more information about this or other related incidents at the day care, they should call the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department at (440) 329-3709 and ask to speak to Lorain County sheriff’s Det. Josh Croston.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

About Anna Merriman

Anna Merriman is the police reporter for the Chronicle-Telegram. She can be reached at 329-7245 or her on Twitter.