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SARASOTA, Fla. — A mother and daughter were arrested in Sarasota, Florida, following a tip about possible prostitution happening inside their home. The Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit and Narcotics Unit arrested Anne Dodge, 55, on Wednesday and Jennifer Dodge, 30, on Thursday.

Between June 2017 and August 2017, Sarasota Police officers, working with the Department of Health and Selah Freedom, conducted several undercover operations inside the Dodge’s Bay Street residence.

During undercover operations, Jennifer Dodge offered to perform sexual favors in exchange for money to an undercover officer. Anne Dodge gave a massage to an undercover police officer in an exchange for money.

Anne and Jennifer Dodge

Officers contacted the Department of Health who confirmed that Anne was not a licensed massage therapist.

Both the mother and daughter were posting ads to the website BackPage.com.

One ad for Anne said, “I am 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.”

On Wednesday, Street Crimes and Narcotics Officers executed a search warrant at the Dodge’s residence.

Anne Dodge was charged with:

2 counts of unlicensed practice of a health care profession (felony) 2 counts of massage establishments; requisites; licensure; inspection (misdemeanor) Jennifer Dodge was charged with:

Prostitution (felony) Jennifer Dodge also has 3 prior convictions of prostitution

Both women were arrested without incident and transported to the Sarasota County Jail.