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Heather Koon, Daycare Worker, Indicted On Additional Rape, Kidnapping, And Child Porn Charges

The Ohio daycare worker who was arrested in October for allegedly raping a 2-year-old and filming the incident for her lover, a convicted sex offender, has been indicted on additional charges.

Heather Koon, 25, faces 12 counts of kidnapping, and four counts each of rape, pandering obscenity involving a minor, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, as well as other related charges, according to The Chronicle-Telegram.

Koon is accused of raping four children while employed at ABC Kidz Child Care in Elyria, Ohio, earlier this year. Lorain County prosecutors said her fiance, James Osborne, faces a 50-count indictment, although those charges have not yet been made public.

Koon and Osborne were arrested in October after police found videos of Koon sexually assaulting a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old on a laptop belonging to the woman. Review of more evidence uncovered during the Lorain County sheriff's investigation revealed two additional victims from ABC Kidz who were of a similar age.

In October, investigators said they were investigating whether Koon may have molested children at other daycares.

“We have a substantial amount of evidence showing that [Osborne] was soliciting and aiding and abetting and they [the alleged rapes] were being done at his behest by phone," Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Tony Cillo told The Chronicle-Telegram in October.

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