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Ore. mom sentenced to prison for letting daughter, 17, work as stripper

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(CBS/AP) SALEM, Ore. - An Oregon woman was sentenced to three years in prison for letting her 17-year-old daughter work as a stripper.

Christina Marie Lopez of Salem pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted use of a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct.

The issue came to light in December when the 42-year-old Lopez complained to police and media that a strip club had hired her underage daughter.

The Statesman Journal reports Investigators later obtained surveillance video from the business "that showed Lopez in the club watching her daughter dance and providing her money," according to Lt. Steve Birr, with Salem police.

Lopez's daughter, now 18-year-old Nicole Madril, said her mother was not at the club to watch her dance.

"It's not like she came in there and got 50 lap dances from me," said Madril. "She came in and gave me money so I could get myself something to eat."

Detectives later arrested Lopez at her home.

After entering her guilty plea on Wednesday, Lopez was sentenced to 3 years in prison, 3 years of post-prison supervision, and must register as a sex offender.

Lopez's daughter told the judge the sentence was unfair and that it was her own choice to strip.

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