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Case against tanned NJ mom sent to grand jury

Monday, June 04, 2012
Patricia Krentcil Patricia Krentcil

Authorities have referred the case of the New Jersey mom accused of taking her young daughter into a tanning booth to a grand jury.

Patricia Krentcil was previously scheduled to appear in court Monday for a hearing on a child endangerment charge. That hearing was canceled once the case was sent to the grand jury.

The 44-year-old, who is bronzed-colored from frequent tanning, has pleaded not guilty.

Krentcil is accused of taking her daughter, who was 5 at the time, into a tanning booth in April. Krentcil said her daughter's burn came from the sun on an unusually warm day and that she would never take the girl into a tanning booth.

It's against New Jersey law for anyone under 14 to use a tanning booth.

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