Charges dropped in Ohio against Stormy Daniels

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Pros­e­cu­tors dropped charges Thurs­day against Stormy Daniels just hours af­ter the porn star was ar­rested and ac­cused of il­le­gally rub­bing un­der­cover po­lice of­fi­cers’ faces against her bare breasts dur­ing a per­for­mance at an Colum­bus, Ohio, strip club.

Her at­tor­ney said she was “set up” in a Colum­bus po­lice sting op­er­a­tion, call­ing it an “ab­surd use of law en­force­ment re­sources.” Po­lice said they rou­tinely con­duct such un­der­cover op­er­a­tions.

The 39-year-old adult film star who claims to have had sex with Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump was charged with three mis­de­meanors, each pun­ish­able by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. She was re­leased on $6,000 bail around day­break Thurs­day.

By early af­ter­noon, pros­e­cu­tors said they were drop­ping the case be­cause Ohio’s law against phys­i­cal con­tact between strip­pers and cus­tomers ap­plies only to some­one who “reg­u­larly” per­forms at a club. In Daniels’ case, it was her first ap­pear­ance at Sirens in Colum­bus.

Colum­bus po­lice chief Kim Ja­cobs said that “el­e­ment of the law was missed in er­ror.”

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