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Mother, daughter arrested in prostitution bust

Mother performed services while daughter served as lookout, deputies say

Tanja and Darcel Gammon
Tanja and Darcel Gammon

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A mother-daughter duo was arrested at a Kissimmee motel Tuesday during a Backpage.com prostitution bust, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said.

Tanja Gammon, 57, posted an ad on Backpage.com advertising herself as a "sexy" mother with an "awesome attitude," deputies said. An undercover deputy responded to the ad and Gammon told him it would cost $100 to spend 30 minutes with her, according to a charging affidavit. They agreed to meet at a Motel 6 on Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway.

When Gammon answered the door, she was only wearing lingerie, deputies said. Gammon attempted to seduce the deputy until the takedown team entered the room and arrested Gammon, according to the report.

"I didn't take the money yet. I didn't take the money yet so it doesn't really matter," Gammon yelled, according to deputies.

Inside the motel room bathroom, deputies said they found Gammon's daughter, 31-year-old Darcel Gammon. Darcel Gammon was serving as a lookout while her mother performed services, the report said.

Darcel Gammon told the arresting officers that she knew the undercover deputy wasn't an actual client. She said the deputy originally responded to her ad, but she knew better than to call him back, according to the affidavit.

Both women were booked into the Osceola County Jail.

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