Concerned Elyria parents urged to seek help following alleged rapes at ABC Kidz Child Care
Deb Lee, newsnet5.com
6:04 PM, Oct 8, 2013
6:05 PM, Oct 8, 2013
ELYRIA, Ohio - The investigation isn't over yet in the Elyria day care rape case.
Detectives said they're running down leads on Heather Koon, the former daycare worker charged with the rape of two babies at ABC Kidz Child Care in March. She resigned in April, however, she has worked at other centers in the area.
Meanwhile, parents who have concerns about their own children are being urged to contact the Nord Center in Lorain, which has a Children's Advocacy Center that specializes in crisis intervention with children potentially affected by sex abuse. .
"Sometimes families will call because of a change in behavior," said Anita Moreno, director of Children and Adolescent Services. "Change in behaviors at home, change in behaviors at the day care, a change in just activities. They'll be more isolated. They'll be more hyper."
But Moreno cautions that a change in behavior doesn't necessarily signal that there's been sexual abuse.
"Sometimes just life situations make children change their behavior," she said.
Parents can reach the Children's Advocacy Center at 440-204-4188.
"Parents know their kids best," Moreno said. "If you know if your child is having problems, definitely give us a call."