​Tan Mom Jury Indictment Fails For Prosecutors​​

By: | 02/28/2013 11:02 AM ET
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Tan Mom, Patricia Krentcil, was accused of allowing her 11-year-old daughter in a salon, but she denied the allegations. Prosecutors tried to indict her, but a grand jury in Essex County, N.J. refused.

Krentcil definitely learned a lesson because she refuses to tan the artificial way again after facing an indictment. Krentcil insists that she’s a good mom and would never bring harm to her child.

“I’m very happy,” Krentcil, 44, said in a statement. “I can finally go back to living my life.”

“I have not tanned in what, a year, close to a year,” noted Krentcil, who said her family celebrated Tuesday night with a lobster dinner at home.
“I want to go to the Bahamas — natural sun. Then I’ll come back black,” she said. “I will go out in the sun and this way nobody can arrest me … I’m not going to ever go into a tanning salon again,” she added.

Krentcil, who captivated the American public and inspired late-night TV comedy with her burning passion for salons, was arrested last April on suspicion that she exposed her 5-year-old daughter to dangerous rays.

She faced child-endangerment charges after school officials noticed burns on the girl’s legs. New Jersey law bans children under 14 from using tanning salons.

Krentcil said the burns came from her daughter being outdoors on a sunny day and insisted she never took little Anna into a salon.