Authorities have arrested a New Jersey mother for taking her 5 year old daughter to a tanning salon, causing serious burns and damage to her skin.
Police say that 44 year old Patricia Krentcil has been charged with child endangerment. Krentcil has already bailed out of jail for the amount of $25,000, however, the NJ mother was only released to authorities in Camden county where she was wanted for an outstanding warrant as well.
“The little girl went to school and reported she had these burns and that caused the school to contact authorities,” says Katherine Carter, spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The 5 year old that went to the tanning salon was experiencing “pretty severe pain” says to Nutley Police Detective Anthony Montanari.
According to the extremely tan 44 year old New Jersey mother, when she took her 5 year old daughter to the tanning salon, she only stood in the room, but never actually entered the booth where the tanning process takes place.
“I never once in my life would let my daughter, especially at that age, go into a tanning booth” proclaims Krentcil to Good Morning America.
The tanning salon claims that they did not know that the 5-year old had found her way into the tanning booth. Also, the tanning salon’s location and name are not being released as the investigation is on going.
New Jersey law disallows anyone under the age of 14 years old to tan at a tanning salon.
How do you feel about this NJ mother taking her 5-year old to a tanning salon?