"She repeatedly administered a sleeping agent to a room full of infants, toddlers and children and drove off in her auto the fulfill her narcissistic needs", he said.
January Neatherlin, 32, was sentenced Friday after she pleaded guilty to 11 counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment and a count of third-degree assault, the Bend Bulletin reported.
Bend police began watching Neatherlin last March after her former boyfriend and a former roommate reporter her behavior.
Neatherlin had been running the illegal childcare operation for about four years, and she also lied to parents about being a registered nurse, but had no such qualifications, according to The Oregonian.
During her court appearance in early February, the woman apologized to the family and said she takes full responsibility for the consequences. Some of her convictions came under the aliases January Livsey and January Brooks.
She operated Little Giggles for five years.
Neatherlin was on a list of subsidized child care for students at Oregon State University-Cascades.
"She repeatedly administered a sleeping agent to a room full of infants, toddlers and children and drove off in her auto to fulfill her narcissistic needs, one parent said". She also conceded to overheating a bottle of milk resulting in giving a child burns. When pressed to give an answer Neatherlin said they were spider bites.
There were other causes of concern: diaper rash, allegations of scratching, evidence of poor nutrition.
Neatherlin would leave the children who were supposed to be in her care to go to Tanning Republic and to High Desert CrossFit to work out. The hormone can negatively interact with drugs that mitigate seizures, diabetes medications and "anticonvulsants in neurologically disabled children".
None of the children appear to have suffered permanent damage from the melatonin they were given.
Before being sentenced, she admitted "failing" the children in her care, but denied ever having hit a child.
"I don't say that to be mean to you - simply a gap there. I let you all down". She was told to drop her number to three or less children.
Hord and other parents lobbied for the maximum allowable sentence - 35 years.
In total, Neatherlin was sentenced to 21 years and four months in prison and will be able to receive credit for time served.
According to the Daily Mail, almost a dozen parents testified against January Neatherlin, 32, who owned the Little Giggles Daycare.
"It is sheer serendipity and chance that some of those kids were not killed".