Maine Zumba Prostitution Trial Opens

(WCSH)  One of the two main defendants in the Kennebunk Zumba prostitution case finally went on trial Wednesday.

Mark Strong's trial was delayed for several weeks after a series of legal maneuvers, motions and appeals.

Wednesday morning the final jurors were selected and in the afternoon, the lawyers presented their opening statements.

Strong, a businessman from Thomaston, Maine is on trial for 12 counts of promotion of prostitution and one count of conspiracy to commit promotion of prostitution.

The State alleges that from October 2010 to February 2012, Alexis Wright managed or controlled a prostitution business out of a Zumba studio and another building in Kennebunk. The prosecutor told jurors that Wright provided the prostitution services to clients and Strong was involved with her along the way.

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