A mother and daughter allegedly operated an unlicensed erotic massage parlor out of their suburban Florida home, where they also sold sexual favors.
This week, police arrested 55-year-old Anne Marie Dodge and daughter 30-year-old Jennifer Lynn Dodge, both of Sarasota, in sting operations.
Undercover officers responded to advertisements the women had posted on Backpage.com promoting their services, the Daily Mail reports.
One of the advertisements for Anne Dodge — who claims to specialize in “deep tissue, healing, energy massage” — said she is a “a beautiful, talented, licensed massage therapist whom God uses to bring his healing energy to you and bring you to a whole new level of ecstasy.”
Police on Wednesday arrested Anne Dodge after she gave an uncover officer an unlicensed massage, according to authorities.
In response to the charges, the mother told WFLA-TV that she has a therapy license and also performs the “laying of hands” as a minister.
Police discovered lotions, oils, massage tables and a towel steamer during a raid on the home.
The following day, Jennifer Dodge was arrested after she allegedly offered an undercover police officer sexual favors for $200 — a service beyond the $120 rate for a basic massage.
Investigators believe the illicit activity was occurring in a carport on the side of the house, according to a spokeswoman for the Sarasota Police Department.
Neighbors reported that they would see five to 10 vehicles visiting the home each day, driven mostly by older, white men.
Anne Dodge faces two felony counts of unlicensed practice of a health care profession and two misdemeanor counts of operating an unlicensed massage parlor.
Daughter Jennifer Dodge faces one felony prostitution count. Court records show she has three previous prostitution convictions.
The women have been released from jail, with Anne free on a $4,000 bond and Jennifer on a $1,500 bond.
[Featured Image: Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office]