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Charges against Stormy Daniels dismissed following arrest at Ohio strip club

She was released on bail before 6 a.m. Thursday. Daniels posted $6,000. The three counts against Daniels were first-degree misdemeanors, with a maximum penalty for one count being six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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Michael Avenatti said charges were dropped against his client Stormy Daniels.  (AP)

Avenatti said police had prepared a sting operation with multiple officers. He said female undercover officers asked Daniels if they could place their face between her breasts.

Police said two other women, Miranda Panda and Brittany Walters, were arrested along with Daniels. They were all charged with three counts of “illegally operating sexually oriented business – employee knowingly touch any patron.” Prosecutors are also checking whether those women will be prosecuted, said City Attorney Zach Klein.

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Miranda Panda [left] and Brittany Walters [right] were also arrested.  (Columbus Division of Police)

Columbus police said Thursday that Daniels' arrest was part of a long-term human trafficking investigation of illegal activity at city adult clubs. They say they've made numerous arrests under the law regarding illegal sexually oriented activity in a sexually oriented business, but did not immediately provide a number.

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Daniels’ whereabouts were not immediately clear. Avenatti said she planned to leave the state on Thursday. He said she apologized to her fans in Columbus, but she would not perform her previously scheduled Thursday night show.

Daniels has claimed she had sex with President Trump in 2006, when he was married, which Trump has denied. She's suing Trump and his former longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election.

Fox News’  Benjamin Brown, Elizabeth Zwirz and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her at @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.