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May 3, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Krentcil has denied the charge, saying she “would never permit” her daughter, Anna, to go tanning. The 44-year-old mother spoke as she left court, admitting she has a problem with excessive tanning, but that she would never let her little girl tan.

“That child was never in that tanning booth,” attorney John D. Caruso said. “She loves her child more than her own life and would never ever allow her child to go inside that tanning bed.”

“I’m innocent,” Krentcil said outside the court, adding “Somebody is an idiot out there.”

“I’m very upset, I think it was a rush to judgement,” her husband Rich said Wednesday night.

The mother of five previously admitted to bringing Anna into the salon, but said she’s never allowed the fair-skinned girl into the tanning bed.

“It didn’t happen,” Krentcil said. “She’s 6 years old. Yes, she does go tanning with mommy, but not in the booth.”

The owner of the Nutley tanning salon told 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg that Krentcil is a regular and tans there at least 20 times a month.

“We just don’t let them in…if a mother wanted to bring a kid in, we’d throw them the hell out of here,” said the salon owner.

Krentcil called the entire tanning situation a misunderstanding and said her daughter got the sunburn from playing in the backyard.

“Look at my daughter’s picture, she’s as pale as a ghost, she has red hair,” Krentcil said outside court Wednesday. “I’m a great mother, I’m a wonderful mother. I would die right now for her.”

But according to prosecutors, Krentcil took her 6-year-old to a tanning salon near her home in Nutley and actually brought the child into a tanning bed, causing a slight sunburn.

Tropics Tanning Salon, have banned her from the facility as her case winds its way through court, CBS 2?s Derricke Dennis reported. CBS 2 also learned that Krentcil would go tanning every other day for 12-minute sessions.

The salon has revoked her membership and is refunding her money, Dennis reported.