Day-Care Owner bags 21 years imprisonment for Drugged Children so she could go get a Tan


An illegal day-care owner has been sentenced to 21 year imprisonment for drugging kids kept in her care to sleep so she could go for a CrossFit session and get a tan while at it.
She got the sentence, after she pleaded guilty to an 11-count charge including first-degree criminal mistreatment and one count of third degree assault in connection with Little Giggles, her day care home she had been operating for over five years.
32-year-old January Neatherlin, who lives in Oregon had tells the children’s parents not to come pick up their kids between 11am and 2pm as that period has been set aside as their nap time.
According to the ‘Oregonian’, Neatherlin, who had also lied to the parents that she was a registered nurse, druggs them with melatonin- a drug that helps control sleep and wake cycles.
Trouble started for her after a former roommate contacted the police, as well as her ex.
Some of the kids she had been paid to take care of overtime had disrupted sleep cycles from the melatonin, while others had much worse diagnosis.
In January 2014, an 11-month-old was rushed to the hospital from Little Giggles with bleeding and swelling in her head, injuries court documents said were consistent with being shaken or struck repeatedly.
In a tearful statement just before she was sentenced, Neatherlin denied that she had ever struck a child.
"I loved all my day-care kids as my own, and I believe they loved me and enjoyed hanging out with me during the week," she said.
But she also admitted that she had done wrong. "I failed you all. I let you all down."
Parents agreed.
"In my opinion, your honor," Kevin Hord, one of the fathers of the children in the day care told the judge, "100 years would not be enough."
Hord and other parents lobbied for the maximum allowable sentence - 35 years. But a judge gave Neatherlin 21 years, four months and harsh words.
"There is something broken and something missing in you," Deschutes County Circuit Judge Wells Ashby told Neatherlin, according to the Bend Bulletin.
"It is sheer serendipity and chance that some of those kids were not killed."

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