Alexis Wright saw as many as five clients a day, newly released messages reveal
Alexis Wright, the fitness instructor who ran a one-woman prostitution service out of her Zumba dance studio in upscale Kennebunk, Maine, saw as many as five clients in a day with sometimes only fifteen minute breaks in between, according to newly released test messages and emails.
The messages between Wright, 30, and her business partner Mark Strong Sr., 57, were obtained Tuesday through a records request by the Portland Press Herald. The communications include very detailed spreadsheets recording the names of clients, dates, times, payments, and even the sex acts. These ledgers were shown to the jury during trial but not released to the public.
Wright’s busy schedule is documented in text messages sent to Strong.
“I had sex with Larry, Pete and Paul on Thursday,” Wright says via text on Feb. 9, 2012 at 7:44 p.m.
“And Michael, Pete, Pat, Jason and Mike today,” she continues.
On Jan. 28, 2012, at 1:42 p.m., Wright texted, “Shoot. I forgot to ask you something. Are we only allowed to see nine clients per week now? Or are we just required to count each new week after the nine are completed. So for every nine clients and payment that means a complete week. If that’s the case, I may be really far ahead!”
The messages also indicate that Wright secretly videotaped her encounters and that she wouldn’t begin with a client until Strong, who admitted having an affair with Wright, was watching from his office more than 100 miles away in Thomaston.
“I won’t see a client without your permission and viewing so I’ll wait to hear from you I guess,” she writes.
Wright has pleaded guilty to 20 misdemeanor counts as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. The 30-year-old was accused of conspiring with Strong to run a prostitution business in which she made $150,000 over an 18-month period. She was also accused of using a hidden camera to record sex acts without her clients’ knowledge.
She was originally charged with 106 counts. All the counts in the agreement were misdemeanors, including three counts relating to welfare and tax fraud that were reduced from felonies.
Strong was convicted in March of 13 counts related to promotion of prostitution and sentenced to 20 days in jail. He was originally charged with 59 counts.
Kennebunk police have said they will continue investigating many of the names in Wright’s ledgers and may charge up to 40 more people who solicited her services.
During Strong’s trial his defense portrayed him as a man in love with Wright who simply wanted to help her out, instead of her business partner or pimp.
In a message on Feb. 4, 2012, sent at 10:06 p.m., Wright texts Strong, “I love you Mark.”
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial and Associated Press
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