- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 24-year-old nanny has been sentenced to 1 ½ years in prison for leaving two young children in a minivan on a hot day while she visited a Portland tanning salon.

KPTV reports (https://is.gd/9wqp5b ) that Prosecutor Charles Mickley said Kristin Jones pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal mistreatment, recklessly endangering, ID theft and perjury.

Mickley said the perjury charge stemmed from Jones falsely telling a judge on the record that she has a daughter with brain cancer.

Police were called to the parking lot of a southeast Portland tanning salon on May 14 after a witness noticed the children in the minivan. The temperature reportedly was in the 80s and an officer found them covered in sweat.

One child was almost 3 years old, while the other was a month old.

Court documents say Jones came out of the salon as the officer was removing the children.

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