"Tanning mom" Patricia Krentcil cleared, N.J. grand jury declines to indict in child endangerment case
Prosecutors in Newark said Tuesday the decision means the 44-year-old Nutley woman 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 largely because of Krentcil's extremely deep tan and professed love of tanning salons.
According to CBS New York, Krentcil's daughter remained in her mother's custody as the case proceeded through the grand jury. Prosecutors say the case is now over.
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