Judge won’t release more names until after Thanksgiving weekend
A judge delayed the release of the names of men charged as Johns in the Zumba prostitution scandal from Friday until Monday, providing some of those on the list with a Thanksgiving reprieve.
The Biddeford District Court judge also rejected a motion to unseal two affidavits filed by police officers who initially sought search warrants in the case. Several other affidavits for search warrants have already been unsealed but these two, for now, are not available to the public.
Alexis Wright, 29, is charged with 106 counts of prostitution, invasion of privacy, tax evasion, and other related charges for allegedly running a one-woman prostitution service out of her high end Zumba dance studio in the upscale town of Kennebunk, Maine, and reportedly videotaping her encounters.
The “list” of alleged Johns is estimated at around 150, but officials are releasing the names in batches of only about 15-20 names. According to Kennebunk Lt. Anthony Bean Burpee, there is a massive amount of evidence and the men are being charged as investigators gather sufficient evidence for each individual.
Thus far 58 names have been released, including a former South Portland Mayor James Soule and a former Kennebunk High School varsity hockey coach Donald Hill.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial
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