Peter Holley reports for the Washington Post that "Day-care worker who raped toddlers on video actually a 'charming young lady,' lawyer says"...Really? A charming young lady? She videotaped herself sexually assaulting multiple babies and toddlers, then sent the footage to her convicted Tier II Sex Offender boyfriend. Her boyfriend was on probation for pandering obscenity involving a minor in 2011. Heather Koon pleaded guilty to four counts of rape, kidnapping, pandering obscenity involving a minor, plus other crimes involving illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material. However, she pleaded not guilty to specifications labeling her a sexual violent predator. That will be determined at a future hearing. If so designated, she will receive a mandatory life sentence without parole.
Her attorney said: "It's very unusual to have a female charged as a sexual predator - almost unheard of...Psychologists tend to think she's more along the lines of a battered woman. She was being influenced by her boyfriend."
She met a guy, who happened to be a convicted sex offender on probation for offenses involving a minor. Knowing this, she still chose to date him. As a day-care worker working for a licensed day-care facility, she was trusted by parents to take care of their young children, not prey on them or sexually exploit them. She made the choice to sexually assault those children at the day care facility. She made the choice to videotape the acts. And she made the choice to send the footage to another sex offender. She is not a "battered woman". She is a woman who made very wrong choices. I'm sure she is "charming", but so was Ted Bundy. She raped children. She involved herself with a convicted sex offender. Like her boyfriend, she should also be held responsible for her bad choices.