Day Care Employee Charged with Rape

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ELYRIA, OH --  A day care worker is behind bars after police say she raped a child.

Heather Koon, 25, of Elyria, was arrested by Lorain County Sheriff's Office deputies on Friday. Their investigation started just the day before.

"There's two individuals that we're looking at. We still have a lot more to do. This is an open investigation and we have a long ways to go yet," said Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh.

Koon was arrested at a home in Oberlin, the same home where convicted sex offender James Osborne lives. He was locked up in September for unrelated charges. It's unclear how the two know each other.

"To know they live right across the street from me...I have a grandson that comes to visit, he just turned a year old," said Helen Fields.

Fields lives across the street from Osborne. She said it's disturbing to think anyone could do something like that.

The Sheriff's Office wouldn't share many details, but did confirm that the victim went to ABC Kidz Child Care in Elyria, the same place where Koon has worked since March.

"I'm glad I didn't have my kids there. I mean, that's tragic. Who would be that sickening to want to do something like that?" said Lavar Thron, who lives near the day care.

Koon is now facing two counts of rape and is being held in the Lorain County Jail. She's set to appear in court on Monday.

The case remains under investigation.

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