Ohio day care worker accused of raping children she cared for

25-year-old day care worker, Heather Koon, is being accused of raping two of the children she care for. Koon was arrested Friday at her home and charged with two counts of rape, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office announced in a statement.

Koon was a full-time employee of ABC Kidz Childcare in Elyria from August 2012 to March. ABC Kidz Childcare’s attorney claims authorities inadvertently learned of the alleged rapes late last week when they went to check on a registered sex offender and found an unregistered laptop; Koon is said to be the sex offender’s girlfriend. Additionally, the attorney said the day care’s administrator called the parents of the two alleged victims on Friday to notify them.

The day care is said to be fully cooperating with the investigation and that Koon passed both state and federal background checks prior to her employment. Attempts have been made to speak with Koon, the sex offender and to family members of both individuals, however, the attempts were unsuccessful.

Koon was in the Lorain County Jail Monday night, according to the sheriff’s office website. It is not clear whether Koon has an attorney.

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