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NJ's 'tanning mom' won't face endangerment charge

Posted at: 02/26/2013 7:45 PM
By: Associated Press

A New Jersey grand jury has refused to indict a woman known widely as the "tanning mom" after being accused of endangering her child by allegedly bringing her into a tanning booth.
 
Prosecutors in Newark said Tuesday the decision means 44-year-old Patricia Krentcil of Nutley will no longer face a child endangerment charge.
 
Krentcil was arrested last April for allegedly violating a state law banning children under 14 from using tanning salons. Police became involved after school officials noticed burns on Krentcil's then-5-year-old daughter's legs.
 
Krentcil said her daughter's burns came from the sun. She said she never would take her daughter into a tanning booth.
 
The arrest generated wide publicity partly because of Krentcil's deep tan and professed love of tanning salons.
 
Prosecutors say the case is now over.