Day care owner charged with leaving children to go tanning

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Day Care Owner Charged With Leaving Children To Go Tanning

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

An Oregon woman has been accused of leaving seven children at her home day care center while she went tanning, police said.

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January Neatherlin, 31, was booked into jail Wednesday on child neglect, reckless endangerment, theft and criminal mistreatment charges, KNDO reported.

The children ranged in age from 6 months to 4 years old, police said.

Bend Police Lt. Jason Maniscalco said Neatherlin police received a tip that led them to set up surveillance outside the home, KNDO reported. He said officers watched as parents dropped off children.

Hours later police say they saw Neatherlin drive away. They said she was found at a tanning salon, KNDO reported.

After discovering the untended children, detectives called the parents, who took their children to a hospital for evaluation as a precaution.