Maine Zumba Madam

Jury Convicts Maine Man of Soliciting Services of Zumba Madame

In this March 13, 2013 file photo, Alexis Wright, 30, leaves the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland, Maine, after a hearing in the case of the Zumba fitness instructor charged with prostitution and tax and welfare violations. Photo / AP - Robert F.Bukaty FileA Maine jury has convicted a man of soliciting the services of Zumba Madame Alexis Wright, according to a report on

Donald Fortin, 59, was convicted of a misdemeanor offense for engaging a prostitute which carries a $610 fine and no jail time. According to reports Fortin believed he was just paying for a massage when he encountered Wright.

The trial began September 9 in York County Superior Court and the verdict was reached September 12.

Fortin is the first “John” to be convicted by a jury as part of the Alexis Wright prostitution scandal that shocked the upscale town of Kennebunk, Maine. Authorities accused Wright of running a one-woman prostitution ring out of her exercise studio, Pura Vida, and secretly video-taping her “sessions”. The small town was held in suspense as police released the names of the “Johns” in small batches.

A total of 67 men and one woman were charged in the case and 58 have plead guilty.

Former Kennebunk High School hockey coach Donald Hill had his case dismissed for lack of evidence.

Wright, 30, entered into a plea agreement and plead guilty to 20 counts of prostitution and tax-related offenses and received a 10-month sentence in York County Jail.

Ryan Kerns, Esq. Wild About Trial

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