MELBOURNE, Fla. -

A woman and her boyfriend were arrested in Brevard County on allegations of taking sex photos of a 12-year-old girl to help fulfill her dreams of becoming a Playboy model.

Melbourne police said the pair, who are not being named to protect the identity of the child, were arrested last week on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and sexual performance by a child.

According to Melbourne police, the boyfriend took several photos of his girlfriend's daughter over the last several months while the girl posed in a provocative and sexual manner. 

The girl posed nude during some of the photo shoots, said police, who added that she also performed a sex act during one of the sessions.

Melbourne police said the girl's mother allowed and encouraged her boyfriend to take the photos because her daughter aspired to become a Playboy model.

The couple was arrested and taken to jail and may face more charges, including child pornography.

No other details were released.