ELYRIA, OHIO: The boyfriend of a northern Ohio day-care worker suspected of raping four children has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to related charges.
Prosecutors allege the worker raped the children last spring at the urging of her boyfriend, 34-year-old James Osborne of Elyria, who is a registered sex offender. He is charged in Lorain County with dozens of counts, including complicity to rape and kidnapping and pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.
Defense attorney Michael Duff has requested an evaluation of whether Osborne is competent for trial.
Duff tells local reporters that Osborne told him he’s heard voices for some time. Duff wouldn’t discuss details of that.
A judge has granted prosecutors’ request that Osborne and his girlfriend be tried together.