Franklin County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Stormy’s mugshot and wrote: “Booking Photo of Stephanie Clifford who was slated this morning by @ColumbusPolice . She was charged with 3 Counts of ORC 2907.40(c2) M1 ILLEGALLY OPERATING SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESS -EMPLOYEE KNOWINGLY TOUCH ANY PATRON. She is no longer in our custody after posting a bond.”
Booking Photo of Stephanie Clifford who was slated this morning by @ColumbusPolice . She was charged with 3 Counts… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (@OHFCSO) July 12, 2018
Columbus Ohio Police Department tweeted a statement stating:
As part of a long-term investigation into allegations of human trafficking, prostitution, along with other vice related violations, Columbus Police arrested three individuals from Club Sirens at 6190 Cleveland Ave., during the early morning hours of July 12, 2018.
Those arrested were Stephanie Clifford (AKA “Stormy Daniels”) of Forney, Texas, Miranda Panda of Marion, Ohio, and Brittany Walters of Pickerington, Ohio. All three were charged with Illegal Sexually Oriented Activity in a Sexually Oriented Business. Clifford received a total of three counts of the same violation for illegally touching three different undercover Vice detectives.
Since last fall, Columbus Police were made aware of illegal activity through various adult entertainment clubs throughout the city. Columbus Police have made numerous arrests utilizing this law. The Division engages in these operations routinely with no effect on other calls for service.
According to reports, on the night Stormy was arrested:
Daniels took the stage at the club around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. After taking off her top, Daniels began forcing the faces of the patrons into her chest and using her bare breasts to smack the patrons.
Undercover Columbus police officers also said they observed Daniels fondling the breasts of female patrons.
When two detectives and an officer approached the stage, the documents said, Daniels made her way to one of them and began performing in front of her. Daniels “leaned over, grabbed Det. Keckley’s head and began smacking her face with her bare breasts and holding her face between her breasts against her chest,” the documents said.
Police said Daniels made her way over to another detective and performed the same acts on him.
A third officer, according to the documents, had her buttock and breasts fondled by Daniels before she “began smacking [the officer’s] face with her bare breasts.”
Another detective who was standing back by the bar said he witnessed the “criminal activity.” As soon as Daniels moved away from the officers, he exited the club and requested the assistance of patrol to arrest Daniels and two others.