February 9, 2016


Hearing waived for boyfriend of day care rape suspect

James Osborne

ELYRIA — James Osborne, who stands accused of asking his girlfriend to rape two children at the day care center where she worked, made a brief appearance in Elyria Municipal Court on Tuesday to waive a preliminary hearing and let complicity to rape and other charges be bound over to a county grand jury. Osborne’s decision 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…

Heather Koon’s background investigated for other possible molestation accusations

ELYRIA — Lorain County sheriff’s deputies are investigating whether Heather Koon, the child care worker accused of raping two young children at an Elyria day care center, may have molested other children there or at other centers where she has worked. Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh said Tuesday he couldn’t go into the details of the Read More…

Child care employee accused of raping children will remain in jail

koon and osborne

By Brad Dicken and Lisa Roberson ELYRIA  —  Heather Koon, the 25-year-old day care worker facing charges for allegedly raping a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old while she was supposed to be caring for them at ABC Kidz Child Care, will remain in the Lorain County Jail on a $2 million bond, a judge ruled Monday. Read More…