New client names released in Alexis Wright prostitution scandal
Police revealed the names of more men involved in the Maine Zumba prostitution scandal on Monday. The new names bring the total number of identities released on Alexis Wright’s list of “Johns” to 76. The total number of men involved is estimated at around 150.
None of the new men identified are of note, but they are all from Maine and have age ranges of 41 to 58-years-old. Previously released names included former South Portland Mayor James Soule and former Kennebunk High School varsity hockey coach Donald Hill. The complete list is said to contain prominent lawyers, pastors and local television personalities.
Wright, 29, is accused of running a one woman prostitution service out of her dance studio in upscale Kennebunk, Maine, along with her alleged business partner Mark Strong, 57. Wight faces 106 counts of promotion of prostitution, engaging in prostitution, tax evasion, invasion of privacy and receiving welfare benefits when ineligible. Strong faces 59 counts of promoting prostitution and violation of privacy.
Authorities say that Wright kept meticulous records of all of her Johns, including videotaping her encounters without the consent of the men. This detailed record keeping and the sheer volume of evidence is why police are saying they must release the names in small batches. The names are released as enough information is collected to issue a summons. With 15-20 names usually released in each batch we can expect several more months of name revelations.
Monday’s list was originally scheduled for a Friday release, but a judge postponed it until Monday because of the holiday. A group of Johns are scheduled for court appearances next week, December 5.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial
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