Mom arrested for taking child to tanning booth

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Patricia Krentcil, 44, left, stands with her lawyer John Caruso during a court appearance on charges of child endangerment at the Essex County Superior Court, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Newark, N.J. Krentcil is accused of taking her 5-year-old child into a tanning booth.  Krentcil tells The Associated Press her daughter got her sunburn from being outside on a recent warm day. New Jersey state law prohibits anyone under 14 from using tanning salons.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Patricia Krentcil, the New Jersey mother accused of allowing her 5-year-old daughter to use a tanning booth, has denied the allegations after she was arrested and charged with second-degree child endangerment, May 2.

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