ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque police arrested two managers at an all-nude Albuquerque strip club Friday after discovering two of the club's dancers were only 17.
In the wake of the arrests the controversial Palms Gentlemen's Club on San Mateo Boulevard NE near McLeod Road has voluntarily closed.
One of the girls' moms actually tipped off police to her daughter's activities early Friday morning.
Police say the woman became suspicious about her daughter's behavior, so she went to the club, paid the cover charge and saw her 17-year-old daughter dancing on stage.
"Unfortunately it took a concerned mother to be the first to bring this to our attention," Albuquerque Police Department Officer Tasia Martinez told KRQE News 13.
According to documents obtained by News 13 the woman told police she had a conversation with her daughter about the Palms on Thursday. That night she grew suspicious after finding racy clothing in her daughter's room.
At the club she said she saw her daughter and her daughter's best friend on stage.
Now the Palms' management is in trouble.
Club manager Oscar Anderson, 56, and doorman Kristopher Muckle, 21, were arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Anderson claimed the girls, who went by the stage names 'Flawless' and 'Gemini,' had given them fake IDs to work there. But police say they couldn't find any record of this or of the two girls at all.
"There's personnel files for all these other females who are working at the establishment," Martinez said. "There was nothing to document these two girls. That is extremely suspect."
Police say the woman's daughter had only been working at the Palms for about two weeks.
$50-$60 a night dancing at the club and that she was never asked for ID.
The other girl told police she had been working there for about a year, since she was 16.
She had two felony arrest warrants outstanding and was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center after her arrest.
"This I can say is obviously not the first time that APD has had the Palms gentlemen's nightclub on their radar," Martinez said.
In 2011 area businesses tried to prevent the club from moving in.
Since then police have been called out for various investigations including the alleged rape of a female customer last year.
APD says they believe the issue of underage girls stripping is isolated to the Palms. They're now looking into who knew these two teens were underage.
APD said federal charges are possible, and, the city may move to permanently close the club.
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