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Zumba prostitution case in Maine: 21 john suspect names released

Alexis Wright, 29, a Maine Zumba instructor accused of turning their Latin dance studio in into a brothel, is seen in this undated photo.
October 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police have released the first round of names of 150 men accused of paying for sex with a fitness instructor in a small tourist town in Maine.

Zumba instructor Alexis Wright, 29, and her business partner are accused of turning their Latin dance studio in Kennebunk into a brothel. Wright has pleaded not guilty to 106 counts of prostitution, invasion of privacy and several other charges.

The names of 21 of her alleged customers were released Monday. Some were videotaped and all will eventually face misdemeanor charges. Police said Wright kept meticulous records suggesting the sex acts generated $150,000 over 18 months.

A judge ordered the release of names without ages or addresses, so it was not immediately clear their occupations and roles in the community, if any.

Wright's business partner, 57-year-old insurance agent and private investigator Mark Strong Sr., has pleaded not guilty to 59 misdemeanor charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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