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Heather Koon, 27, admitted to the rape of four toddlers more than three years ago while employed by a daycare center.

The Ohio woman faces 15 years to life in prison when sentenced in September.

The mother of one of the four young victims tells PEOPLE she is hoping the woman gets life.

“I want them to give her the max,” explains the mother, who spoke with PEOPLE on condition of anonymity. “The judge has the opportunity to impose life without parole and should, because I believe she deserves every single day of that sentence.”

The woman pleaded guilty to four counts of kidnapping, another four for pandering obscenity involving a minor, three counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and one count each of tampering with evidence and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

In addition to abusing the children left in her care, Koon took obscene photos of them.

“I feel no remorse from her and I’m glad we don’t have to go through a trial,” the mother says. “I’m glad she didn’t drag it out with a trial, because she obviously knew it wasn’t going to work out for her.”

The mother said she’s anxious for the sentencing so her daughter and her family “can finally put this all behind us and move on a little bit. I’m glad she won’t be able to victimize anyone else.”

The mum said she never imagined she’d be putting her daughter in harm’s way by enrolling her in daycare.

Mum explains her daughter “was a very avid talker, too. Very talkative. But now, she has a stutter whenever she gets very nervous and very excited. She also doesn’t like to go to different people now. She has trust issues when it comes to adults.”

“To a certain degree, you completely trust these people to do the same job you are doing,” the mother explains. “When working with all-female childcare givers, your expectation is that this won’t happen. You don’t think a woman is going to do something like this.”

“This whole thing is still going on for us – it’s not finished yet,” she says. “Over the years, you heal a bit here and there. But then the bandage gets ripped off whenever there’s another hearing or another delay. We’re ready to put this behind us and not have to worry about the next court date.”

We hope this woman does receive justice for this terrible abuse.

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  • Horrible thing to happen when you think you are doing the right thing by your child.

    Perhaps more time should have been taken when interviewing for the position to make sure the child care centre got the right applicants to apply.

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  • It’s terrible. Those little kids. And those poor parents, trusting this woman!!

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  • oh how sad for these children to be going through this :( – I hope that the women gets punished for her torture to these kids.

    I hope the families can find some peace and healing after the sentence has been handed down – good luck

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  • i think it should have still gone to trial, make her admit to her crimes in front of people then lock her up and let the inmates deal their own punishment out to her


    • She admitted to it when she plead guilty. She would have had to give a statement. Why put the victims through a trial, why would you want to do that to them?

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  • Definitely nothing less than life in prison.

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  • A shocking story,l hope she gets a life sentence for what she has done.

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  • Appalling and scary. I hope the regulations in Australa minimise the risks.

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  • That’s terrible. This is why I refuse to put my children into care until they can TELL me if there is a problem. You hear about things like this far too frequently these days.

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  • So so sad. I hope she gets life for each life she has destroyed. Another monster

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  • The woman is facing 12 + charges. I hope she gets a long sentence for each charge so she can’t effect other children and their families lives

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