An Ohio daycare worker has pleaded guilty to charges of sexually assaulting children.
Heather Koon, who worked at ABC Kidz Child Care in Elyria, was charged with rape and kidnapping for allegedly assaulting children as young as 1-year-old in the fall of 2013.
Officials said she even videotaped the molestations.
Koon’s fiancé, James Osbourne – a registered sex offender — was also charged in the case.
The Chronicle-Telegram reports that Koon raped four children at ABC Kidz, while she also took obscene photos of children at ABC Kidz and Country Day School in Amherst, where she took a job after leaving the daycare in Elyria.
Prosecutors said Osbourne provoked Koon’s actions. It wasn’t immediately clear how officials found out about the incidents.
Former Assistant State Attorney: Elderly, Child Abuse cases were being ignored
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Before resigning, a former assistant state attorney said he and another employee informed his supervisors that elderly and child abuse cases were being ignored.
Doug Dorsey told News4Jax that he resigned from his 16-year career as a prosecutor on May 9 because he was being pressured by staff to campaign for his boss State Attorney Angela Corey’s re-election.
The state attorney’s office denied the accusation.
But when Dorsey spoke with News4Jax Thursday, he also referenced a number of cases of elderly abuse that he says were being ignored.
“This is a battle with the situation of elderly abuse and child abuse cases and the mismanagement of those cases were my primary concern. And it wasn’t just my concern,” Dorsey said.
Dorsey said he and the other employee first told his supervisor when a victims’ advocate, who works for the state attorney’s office, found the files that appeared to be ignored or forgotten.
“She had a found a bunch of cases that go back to 2012 and they involve the elderly abuse victims, and they were just siting in a box. And she was pretty devastated about it,” Dorsey said.
Dorsey said a number of emails inquiring about those cases were sent to supervisors.
“Reports blew my mind. There were some unbelievable allegations in the reports. And I wondered how this could’ve been going on since 2013, 2014. I just want to make sure someone was looking into the stuff,” Dorsey said.
News4Jax has made a public records request for those files to see exactly what cases are involved and the status of those investigations. News4Jax also contacted the Department of Children and Families and Adult Protection Services to see if those agencies were aware of the status of the cases.
Corey spoke with News4Jax about those files and notifications. She said the minute she learned about them, she held meetings to get on top of it.
“I don’t know specifically what Mr. Dorsey was referring to. I did not have a conversation with him. I brought in everybody I knew that had a concern about it and they told me they were basically notifications. And I believe our staff were satisfied that we were on top of the ones to which he was referring and we were better able to stay on top of things that come in the future,” Corey said.
Dorsey said when he was trying to follow-up and meet with executive staff about the situation several months ago, he was threatened with his job.
“Instead, we got stonewalled. It blew my mind and (I) got called into a meeting, where I was told if I push this issue any further, if she pushes the issue any further, it’s going to bring me down. And then I was told they we’re going to circle the wagons if necessary. Those were their words,” Dorsey said. “And I walked back, I left that meeting and said, ‘Do you really think you’re going to threaten me? There’s no way.'”
News4Jax has not yet received the requested files. Corey said they are making changes in the way the notifications are handled and it will all be electronic and other meetings are set for the future.
Thursday, Patricia Dodson, managing director at the state attorney’s office, said Dorsey’s work performance was being investigated. She said he would miss work and court dates.
Victims of Child Predators unimportant in NY and Washington
President Obama on Friday designated the first national monument to the gay rights movement, commemorating the Stonewall uprising in New York City nearly five decades ago.
May 12, 2016 “The small triangular Christopher Park across the street from the bar has been transferred to the federal government as the result of a City Council resolution sponsored by Chelsea Democrat Corey Johnson, support from the de Blasio administration, and legislation quietly and unanimously passed in Albany through the leadership of Assembly member Deborah Glick and Senator Brad Hoylman, both Democrats who represent the area, and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last month”.
Apparently NY Law Makers were too busy to worry about the SOL on Child Sexual Abuse HB passing. The ANTI-CHILD AGENDA of so many like-minded Law Makers and the current administration has become all too obvious, when non-issues that should remain behind closed doors are on every media outlet daily.
THERE IS AN HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA
Quoting from the CDC: “EPIDEMIC”
High rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in youth 13 to 24-years-of-age, while far over 50% unreported.
Inadequate Sex Education. The status of sexual health education varies substantially throughout the United States and is insufficient in many areas according to CDC’s 2014 School Health Profiles. In most states, fewer than half of high schools teach all 16 critical topics that CDC recommends for inclusion in curriculums.
This year alone, 10,000,000 young people 13 to 24-years-of-age will contract one (1) or more STI or STD in Our Country.
Why then have Our Children been overlooked by Our Law Makers and this administration????
What is harder to understand is how President Obama’s displaced immigrants were allowed considering how truly HIGH-RISK they are.
Terrorism aside, all come from nations with HIV/AIDS epidemics, tuberculosis, Hepatitis C, and countless other diseases.
Why then have these HIGH-RISK immigrants been allowed to enter Our Country UNTESTED????
Incidentally, The Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History Was Not in Orlando.
2-Year-Old Child Left in Hot Car in
Grand Prairie Hospitalized
Grand Prairie, TX – A child left inside a hot car Wednesday in Grand Prairie has been hospitalized in good condition, police say.
Grand Prairie police responded at about 3 p.m. to a shopping center near State Highway 360 and Camp Wisdom Road, where they said an elderly relative who was watching the 2-year-old girl had forgotten about the child in the backseat when going into a store.
The relative was inside for a brief time before remembering the child and calling for help, police said.
Medics transported the young girl to Medical Center Arlington, where she was responsive. She was later taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth for further treatment.
Police said there have been no charges filed against the relative, but that could be possible.
Officials: Girls were hiding when found
in PA home
LANCASTER, PA – Detectives are questioning many of the 12 girls found in a small Pennsylvania home Friday, hoping to figure out who exactly the girls are, and if they ever suffered abuse.
The girls were found without birth certificates and other public records have not yet been located, according to authorities. Lee Kaplan, 51, faces a number of charges including statutory sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault for allegedly fathering two of the children with the oldest girl found, now 18.
When authorities raided Kaplan’s Feasterville home on Friday after receiving a tip, the children were found hiding in the basement and in a chicken coop, among other places, according to Lower Southampton Director of Public Safety Robert Hoopes.
A couple is also charged in the case. Daniel Stoltzfus is charged with conspiracy of statutory sexual assault and children endangerment. His wife, Savilla Stoltzfus, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
The Stolftzfus’ allegedly told police they gave the oldest girl, who they said was their daughter, to Kaplan several years ago in exchange for financial help.
Savilla Stoltzfus allegedly said that all of the children were her offspring, Hoopes told CBS News on Monday.
“She was in the house, and she said that, but we don’t really know,” Hoopes said. “There’s no documentation.”
He added that he is unaware if the Stoltzfus’ have had any male children.
Hoopes said the children found in Kaplan’s home were outfitted in traditional Amish attire, and as a result, were brought to homes in nearby Lancaster County, which has a large Amish community.
However, it is not clear if the children have had any relationships or experiences outside Kaplan’s home, Hoopes said.
At a press briefing on Saturday, Hoopes said that it appeared the children were home-schooled. Musical instruments and homework were found in the basement of Kaplan’s home, he said.
The children were brought to two separate locations in Bucks County Monday, where a total of three detectives are questioning them, hoping to learn about their lives, Hoopes said.
“At first, they’re just going to try to see general information. Who are their parents? Where are they from?” Hoopes said. He noted that it is possible that the children could identify by the last name Stoltzfus, but not necessarily be related to the suspects.
“Stoltzfus is a very common name in the Amish community,” Hoopes said.
Authorities will spend the next day or two trying to learn about life inside Kaplan’s home. In particular, they want to learn whether the other children suffered the same kind of abuse that authorities allege the oldest one did.
Authorities don’t currently plan to press more charges against any of the suspects, but that could change after the girls are questioned, Hoopes said.