NJ Mom: Daughter's Burns Not From Tanning Booth
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A New Jersey mom has pleaded not guilty to a charge of child endangerment for allegedly taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth in violation of state law. (May 2)

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PATRICIA KRENTCIL SAYS SHE LOVES MAKING REGULAR TRIPS TO THE TANNING SALON...BUT THE 44-YEAR-OLD NEW JERSEY MOTHER INSISTS THAT SHE WOULD NEVER TAKE HER 5-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER INTO A TANNING BOOTH.KRENTCIL PLEADED NOT GUILTY ON WEDNESDAY TO ONE COUNT OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT.SHE'S BEEN ACCUSED OF TAKING HER DAUGHTER INSIDE ONE OF HER TANNING SESSIONS...LEAVING THE GIRL WITH BURNED SKIN.POLICE WERE CALLED TO KINDERGARDNER'S SCHOOL LAST WEEK AFTER SHE COMPLAINED THAT SHE WAS IN PAIN FROM WHAT WAS DESCRIBED AS "PRETTY SEVERE SUNBURN"KRENTCIL TELLS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THAT HER DAUGHTER'S BURNS WERE THE RESULT OF BEING OUTSIDE ON A RECENT WARM DAY.BUT THE 5-YEAR-OLD APPARENTLY MENTIONED TO SCHOOL OFFICIALS....WHEN SHE WAS COMPLAINING THAT HER SKIN WAS HURTING AND ITCHING...THAT SHE'D BEEN TO TANNING SALON WITH HER MOTHER.NEW JERSEY LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 14 FROM USING TANNING SALONS.___________________________, ASSOCIATED PRESS.