February 14, 2016


Heather Koon waives preliminary hearing for rape charges

Heather Koon

ELYRIA — Heather Koon, the day care worker accused of raping two children at ABC Kidz Child Care, waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday and agreed to have the two rape charges she faces bound over to a county grand jury. By waiving the preliminary hearing, in which prosecutors would have been required to present some Read More…

Prosecutors: Heather Koon raped children at request of registered sex offender boyfriend

koon and osborne

ELYRIA – Heather Koon raped children at the Elyria day care center where she worked at the request of her registered sex offender boyfriend, James Osborne, prosecutors said during a court hearing Thursday. “We’re not alleging that (Osborne) actually entered the day care center,” Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Tony Cillo said. “We have a substantial Read More…

Charges filed against boyfriend of former day care worker

James Osborne

ELYRIA — James Osborne, the registered sex offender boyfriend of jailed day care worker Heather Koon, has been charged with two counts of complicity to rape. Koon, 25, is accused of raping a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old while she was working at ABC Kidz Child Care in March. Lorain County sheriff’s deputies found images on electronic Read More…

ABC Kidz Child Care enrollment drops in light of sexual abuse allegations

ABC Kidz Child Care, 515 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, saw a drop in attendance Monday after allegations surfaced that a former employee raped two children there. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

By Lisa Roberson and Brad Dicken ELYRIA — In the wake of allegations of children being sexually abused by a former staff member, there were fewer kids than normal checking in Monday at ABC Kidz Child Care on North Abbe Road. For those who remained, it was a tough drop-off. Tabitha Crabtree, the mother of Read More…