Zumba Sex Scandal in Kennebunk, Maine … Alexis Wright Pleads Guilty to 20 Misdemeanor Counts, Down from 106 Counts Including Felonies
Alexis Wright, the Zumba instructors turned prostitute, gets slap on the wrist plea deal.
Zumba instructor Alexis Wright and her attorney, Sarah Churchill, appeared in court on Friday, March 29, 2013 in Cumberland County Court, in Portland, Maine. In a scandal that has rocked the small coastal New England town of Kennebunk, Maine, Alexis Wright, who had been of using her Zumba fitness studio as a front for prostitution, pleaded guilty to 20 misdemeanor counts. All felony counts against Wright were reduced to misdemeanor. The scandal has embarrassed many as the list of names of Wright’s presumed clients has caused some to lose their jobs and have charges filed against them. More than 150 men, and at least one woman, were being investigated for whether they paid for sex at Wright’s Pura Vida Zumba dance studio, and 66 men faced misdemeanor soliciting charges.
Former fitness instructor Alexis Wright, 30, had been accused of working with Mark Strong Sr. to operate a brothel. She was also charged with 106 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, tax evasion and welfare fraud in a scandal that rocked the town of Kennebunk, Maine.
The plea deal included reducing the three tax-related felonies to misdemeanors, according to the Portland Press Herald.
Wright could face up to 10 months in jail and her sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 31. She will be free on bail until then.
Alexis Wright is due to be sentenced May 31. Prosecutors are set to ask for a sentence of 10 months. 10 MONTHS!!! Are you kidding me, this is how they prosecute prostitution is Maine? I think you get more jail time for stealing lobsters.