She Drugged Kids Into Sleep, Went Tanning, to CrossFit

She Drugged Kids Into Sleep, Went Tanning, to CrossFit

A Bend day care owner was sentenced to 21 years and four months in prison by a Deschutes county judge after she was accused of slipping melatonin to children so she could go to the gym and go tanning.

January Neatherlin, 32, who was running a day care centre in Bend in the USA state of Oregon, has been sentenced to 21 years and four months' jail after pleading guilty to 11 counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment and one count of third-degree assault, Oregon Live reports.

Based on tips provided by a former boyfriend and a former roommate, Bend police watched Neatherlin last March leave the center twice while she was supposed to be watching seven children, according to The Oregonian.

Neatherlin dosed children at her Little Giggles daycare with melatonin, an over-the-counter sleeping aid, in order to put them to sleep, the court heard.

Almost a dozen parents testified against January Neatherlin, 32, as she appeared in court in OR on Friday, March 9.

Police checked records at Cross Fit and Tan Republic and found that Neatherlin typically visited the businesses during the children's "nap time", according to the Oregonian.

A USA childcare worker will spend 21 years behind bars after drugging kids in her care so she could go to the gym and tan.

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The other counts of criminal mistreatment are for previous incidents with children.

According to court documents filed by the court, Neatherlin was described as an individual with an "on-going, systematic scheme of doing what she wanted and getting what she wanted, without any concern for the danger she was placing others in".

"Everybody makes mistakes, but not everybody takes responsibility for those mistakes. I made a very poor call, and it has forever changed my life and even ended it", Neatherlin said.

Neatherlin also admitted to burning a child by overheating a bottle of milk. Her rap sheet reportedly dates back to 2007.

Prosecutors said the 32-year-old's crimes are more than just criminal mistreatment as she had a history of criminal activity. Incidentally, it was also the time frame that she had asked parents not to come down to the daycare center to collect their children.

She was sentenced to 31 months on each of 12 counts she pleaded guilty to in February, bringing her sentence to 21 years and four months in prison.

When handing down the sentence, Judge Wells Ashby highlighted the carnage Neatherlin had caused for the families, noting several were still dealing with the aftermath, including broken relationships, behavioural problems and financial struggles.

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