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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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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

606 days ago
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DaveT    

Of course she's off the hook, there was never any abuse, if you want to what real child abuse looks like, observe the way tabloid gossip paps and such follow celebs around and harass their kids ;)

606 days ago
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Bianca    

"...there was not enough evidence to convict the 44-year-old train wreck of a crime ... and now the case her against her is dead..."

In a case like this, it's a shame because you KNOW with all of her public appearances she is a drunken and/or drug-addicted mess and most likely a danger to her minor children. Innocent of putting her daughter in a tanning bed? Perhaps. Guilty of being an awful parent in general? You betcha! But there isn't a law against stupidity.

606 days ago
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LookInTheSky    

She actually looks good in that pic! lol

606 days ago
5.

A    

DAYUM, SHE LOOKS 80 ! ! ! ! !

606 days ago
6.

David    

oh god. Why TMZ? Why remind us of her. ugh

606 days ago
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Belle    

She looks like David Lee Roth in that pic!!! Gross!

606 days ago
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Shanice    

Thank god justice prevailed.....Hang in there Patricia,we are all praying for you!!!

606 days ago
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Stiletto    

I don't envy the lives her kids will live until they can get out on their own.

606 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

she did nothing wrong.but like always the " great parents of the world " think she should be put in jail for 50 years just because they assume she is a bad parent.

606 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

Her and Boehner are long lost brother and sister judging by their orangeness. One can only be amazed at the fact she thinks she looks good.

606 days ago
12.

luckycat    

DINA LOHAN IN THE LIFETIME MOVIE.
SPITTING IMAGE!

606 days ago
13.

Use Sunscreen    

She look a like, she look a like a man

<3 Ms.Swan

606 days ago
14.

KicksandGiggles    

Seriously, this woman looks like something my cat just puked up.

606 days ago
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Gullible    

she also just announced she is moving to the UK where her kids won't be picked on. Obviously she has never heard of immigration rules. You can't just 'move'. There is a process and I doubt she qualifies. Just as Brits can't just move to the US.

606 days ago
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