Heather Koon, 25 (pictured above left), a daycare worker at ABC Kidz child care, faces two counts of rape after police found video of her raping an infant in her care, reports The Huffington Post.
Koon and her boyfriend, James Osborne (pictured above right), a registered sex offender, were arrested on October 4, according to WOIO, there is at least one other victim.
One mother of a 2-year-old boy became concerned because her son would “cry hysterically” whenever she would drop him off at the daycare. Now she fears that other parents may be victims as well.
The father of the known victim said that the daycare initially tried to pass off the incident as simply an assault.
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Carlos Johnson, the lawyer for the daycare, tells Channel 3 they are fully cooperating with the sheriff’s department in this investigation.
“We are compiling a list of names and families for the sheriff’s office for when Koon worked at the daycare to aid them in their investigation,” Johnson added.
“This is a tragic situation and we have reached out to each of the families that have children in the care of ABC KIDZ daycare.”
Andrea Lankey whose 2-year-old son used to be under Koon’s care wasted no time taking him to the doctor upon hearing the allegations.
“I have to meet with a child advocate on Monday so they can evaluate him and see if there’s anymore red flags,” explained Lankey in an exclusive interview with Ch.3’s A.J. Ross.
She says for the last several months there have been several red flags she did not give much notice to until now.
“He (her son) doesn’t like his diaper being changed, he doesn’t like being touched, and then when I used to drop him off there he used to scream so bad that he would be like hyperventilating. Then this comes along and it was kind of like whoa like something might actually have been going on this whole time.”
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As previously reported by NewsOne, First Lutheran Church of Carson School in Carson, California, closed after parents discovered alleged sexual activity between the 4- and 5-year-olds students, reports ABC News.
According to an attorney for the alleged victims, Greg Owen, students engaged in oral sex in a tunnel slide on the playground and in an outside bathroom.
“It all boils down to a lack of supervision,” Owen said. “There were times when teachers would let aides in the room for hours at a time to watch the kids. During naptime, the aides would be sleeping and the children would have been molesting each other during this time.”
At the time, parents were concerned about where the students were learning the sex acts. But church leaders claimed that the school’s closing had nothing to do with the student sex allegations, but the resignation of the principle and no teachers interested in filling the position.
According to ABC, “the California Department of Social Services cited the school for at least one of the sexual encounters and an improper student-teacher ratio.”
Read more on that story here.