Stillwater dominatrix 'Taboo Goddess' claims police lied to get search warrant

A woman facing charges for "operating a disorderly house" says the affidavit that police filed to get a search warrant for her business is "filled with lies. Kristal Taylor, who is representing herself in court, says she has notarized statements from clients that differ from the police reports. Stillwater police stand by the information on file.
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A woman facing charges for "operating a disorderly house" says the affidavit that police filed to get a search warrant for her business is "filled with lies. Kristal Taylor, who is representing herself in court, says she has notarized statements from clients that differ from the police reports. Stillwater police stand by the information on file.

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