In December, Christina Lopez complained to police that her 17-year-old daughter was stripping.
Now, the 42-year-old Oregon woman faces charges because surveillance video allegedly shows her watching the girl dance at the Playhouse Cabaret in Salem, according to Fox 12.
Nicole Madril told the TV station that her mother was unaware that she had been stripping until that day, and had come because she was sick and needed money for food.
"A couple hours later, she called the police," said Madril. "She was like, 'You can't work there.' She said, 'You can't do this,' and I said, 'You can't tell me what to do.'"
KVAL reports that police were suspicious of the mother's story, but acknowledge that she was the first person to tell authorities that her daughter was stripping at the club, though she never admitting going there to watch.
The club has been fined $6,500, according to ABCNews.com.
Lopez faces one count of using a child in display of sexually explicit content.
Never miss a thing. Sign up for up-to-the-minute breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Learn more