Salem, OR – Christina Marie Lopez, 42, was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to attempted use of a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct for allowing her 17-year-old daughter, Nicole Madril, to work as a nude stripper. She is also required to register as a sex offender for the next ten years.
Back in December, Lopez, possibly the Guinness Book’s current world-record holder for “Most Haggard-Looking 42-Year-Old,” complained to police and the media that Presley’s Playhouse in Salem had hired her underage daughter as a “dancer.” At the time, she was claiming that she’d only become aware of her daughter’s new job after finding high-heeled shoes in her bedroom.
She was quoted as saying, “It makes me sick. Makes me sick thinking she’s 17, but to me she still has a little kid’s body.” My translation? Glad you asked: “My girl needs some implants real bad.”
From my perspective, I view Lopez’s offense more as a crime against all but the optically challenged, and I can’t help but think she was busy working on a hare-brained scheme to get some kind of a court settlement from the club.
Police weren’t buying Lopez’s story after viewing the club’s CCTV footage of her, visiting Madril at her job, placing money on the stage as she danced. Lopez told prosecutors that “the only thing I did was took my daughter money to eat on.” A paper plate or a doggy bowl might have been more appropriate.
I’m feeling a tad mean today. In truth, I’m wishing Madril was quite a bit uglier than she is. My handful of visits to West Virginia strip clubs has left me with the clear understanding that aesthetic atrocities in “gentlemen’s clubs” can get far, far worse.
Madril claims that she took the job in order to support her 2-year-old child. However, Lopez states that she, not her daughter, was raising the toddler, which makes the tipping incident a bit fishier than it already was.
Lopez maintains that she only pleaded guilty to the charges for fear of facing the “heartless” judge in court and receiving 20, instead of three, years. Madril, now 18, has since taken a job at another strip club. She claims it was always her choice to strip and said of her mother’s offense, “It’s nothing bad. It’s not like she prostituted me and she raped a kid.” Madril’s young daughter is currently in foster care.
In a heart-warming display of the unassailable mother-daughter bond, Lopez said in a jailhouse interview, “I’m doing time because (my daughter) thinks it’s easy money to strip. And I tell her, I tell her: I’m in here because of you.”Tags: Christina Marie Lopez, Nicole Madril, Oregon, Presley's Playhouse, Sex Offender, stripper