BEND, OR -- A grand jury indicted A Bend daycare provider, Tuesday. January Neatherlin is charged with more than a hundred counts relating to her business. The 31-year-old woman is accused of leaving kids alone, on various occasions, so she could visit a gym and tanning salon; the children were between 6-months and 4-years-old.
Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said in a statement, "Nothing is more precious than the safety and security of our children. If the allegations against Ms. Neatherlin are proven in court, I will seek the maximum penalty authorized by law." He says this is an ongoing investigation and those with information about Neatherlin's business should contact Bend Police at 541-693-6911. She has also gone by the names January Livsey and January Brooks.