Two more plead guilty in Zumba Madam prostitution scandal
Two more men have pleaded guilty in the Zumba Madam prostitution scandal.
More than 60 men and women have pleaded guilty to engaging the services of alleged prostitute Alexis Wright, 29, and most have received fines. Wright is accused of running a one-woman prostitution service out of her fitness studio in the upscale town of Kennebunk, Maine, and videotaping her encounters.
The scandal has captivated the small town as police continue to reveal the names of her alleged “Johns” in a bi-weekly police blotter. Her client list has been estimated at around 150 people, including former South Portland Mayor James Soule and Kennebunk Varsity Hockey coach Donald Hill.
On Dec. 17, Roger C. Larson, 58, of 5 South Beech Road, Harrison, Maine, pleaded guilty in York County Superior Court and was ordered to pay a $730 fine, including surcharges.
On Dec. 20, Louis P. Solomon, 55, of 210 Beach St., Saco, entered a plea of nolo contendere through his attorney, result in a finding of guilty. Solomon was ordered to pay a $490 fine, including surcharges.
Wright is charged with 106 counts including prostitution, invasion of privacy, and tax evasion. Her alleged business partner Mark Strong, 57, is charged with 59 counts including promotion of prostitution and violation of privacy. Police also say they found videos of Strong and Wright engaging in sexual activities.
Wright’s trial is scheduled to begin in May.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial
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