Former home day care owner gets 21 years in prison for leaving children to go tanning

A former day care owner in Oregon was sentenced to 21 years in prison after she left the children in her care to go tanning. (Bend Police)

BEND, Ore. (WKRC) - A former day care owner in Oregon was sentenced to 21 years in prison after she left the children in her care to go tanning, according to The Bulletin.

January Neatherlin, 32, pleaded guilty to the charges of 11 counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment and a count of third-degree assault.

Neatherlin was arrested in 2017 after seven children were found unattended. The children's ages ranged from 6 months to 4 years old.

Surveillance video showed parents dropping the children off. Several hours later, Neatherlin was seen leaving the house to go to a tanning salon. Authorities said Neatherlin gave the children medicine to they would sleep while she went to the salon or gym.


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