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'Tanning Mom'

Off the Hook in

Child-Tanning Case

2/26/2013 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0226_tanning_mom_gettyTanning Mom is officially out of the hot seat with authorities ... after a grand jury refused to indict the human raisin for allegedly forcing her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning bed last year. 

Tanning Mom -- real name Patricia Krentcil -- had been arrested on suspicion of violating New Jersey's child endangerment laws ... which bans children under the age of 14 from using tanning salons.

Krentcil had denied ever bringing the kid into the tanning bed ... claiming the burn marks on her daughter's legs came from the sun ... on a really warm day.

The case went to a grand jury ... which decided there was not enough evidence to convict the 44-year-old trainwreck of a crime ... and now the case against her is dead.

The Oompa Loompas couldn't be reached for comment.

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46.

EasilyHard    

S P F 5000

565 days ago
47.

Elle    

She looks like a man.

565 days ago
48.

DaveT    

Tanned kids don't look abused, this is what child abuse looks like
http://www.squidoo.com/the-fight-against-child-abuse

565 days ago
49.

BB not bb    

I am sick of people critcising her looks like they can judge her from that. Her kid was adorable and the school probably just wanted to make trouble for her cause they were jealous. She lives in what is a ghetto type area any more. They probably thought she was just some ignorant low life that they could push around.

It turns out she has a nice house and nice husband and nice friends who supported her. I am glad the jury stood up to these bogus charges. A strawberry blonde child with a burn on only part of her leg could not get that from a tanning bed.


There might be some really abused kids in that school, but they decide to go after this family. Every witness there said the kid was outside with her dad and wouldn't even be let into the tanning room.


The little girl was very hard to understand what she was saying anyway. It sounded like baby talk. If a kid says they went shopping with their mom, that means they waited while the mom shopped. It doesn't mean the kid handed over the money after loading the cart with food.


Same thing here. The school just twisted the child's words.

565 days ago
50.

Vince    

With any luck this disaster of a mom will die of skin cancer before she can destroy her daughter as well.

565 days ago
51.

Fredsicles     

She's only 44? Yikes! I love you Harvey! You're the best! I want to sit on you and feed you organic grapes!

565 days ago
52.

Fredsicles     

Is Harvey married? I wonder...

565 days ago
53.

Glitter    

That's not a tan. That nut job is wearing makeup to make herself look that dark. Look how much darker her chest and face is compared to her arms and hands. This psycho just wants attention. smh

565 days ago
54.

Duganz    

So I thought she was banned from tanning in New Jersey and was thinking about going over to the UK? Whatever happened with that? Did the UK deny her immigrant status and benefits for her and her 11 children? Some people need to just do everyone else a favor and off themselves. Hopefully the melanoma she picks up from tanning so much will do it sooner than later.

565 days ago
55.

werduptoyomoms     

She literally tanned her lips off.

565 days ago
56.

wyopapergirl    

That picture just makes me sad.

565 days ago
57.

Violent Pope    

People from New Jersey never fail to entertain.

565 days ago
58.

Debs626    

She is one hideous looking woman, looks like burnt bacon..yuck!

565 days ago
59.

Debs626    

She is one hideous looking woman, looks like burnt bacon..yuck!

565 days ago
60.

Mother nature    

That's one ugly bitch!

565 days ago
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