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Maine Zumba Teacher Pleads Guilty to Prostitution

(Photo Courtesy: WMTW-TV)

(Photo Courtesy: WMTW-TV)

By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine Zumba instructor accused of using her fitness studio as a front for prostitution has pleaded guilty to 20 counts.

The plea agreement spares Alexis Wright from the prospect of a high-profile trial featuring sex videos, exhibitionism and pornography, and more than a thousand texts and emails detailing the operation.

Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 10 months.

The 30-year-old Wright was accused of conspiring with insurance agent Mark Strong Sr. to run a prostitution business in which she kept detailed records indicating she made $150,000 over an 18-month period. She was also accused of using a hidden camera to record sex acts without her clients’ knowledge.

Strong, of Thomaston, was convicted 13 counts related to promotion of prostitution and sentenced to 20 days in jail.

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