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.
Former World Series of Poker Main Event Winner Greg “Fossilman” Raymer Arrested in Prostitution Sting at Wake Forest, NC Hotel
”Fossilman”, Greg Raymor goes ”all-in” for prostitution sting …
Former 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Greg “Fossilman” Raymer has been arrested in a prostitution sting in Wake Forest, NC. Raymer should have obviously folded, as opposed to going all in responding to a prostitution ad. A Wake Forest Police Department spokesperson said Greg Raymer was one of six men who went to the hotel when they responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a website often used by prostitutes. The bond for the men was set at $1,000 and they due to appear in court on April 18, 2013.
As the “Gambler” Kenny Rogers sang … “You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away and know when to run.”
From ABC, WTVD:
A former winner of the World Series of Poker was arrested in a prostitution sting at a Wake Forest hotel earlier this week, according to police.
A Wake Forest Police Department spokesperson said Gregory Paul Raymer, 48, was one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a popular website men often seek out female prostitutes.
The men face misdemeanor charges of prostitution and attempted crimes against nature.
Raymer, nicknamed “Fossilman,” is best known for winning the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event. According to Wake County records, Raymer owns a house in Wakefield valued at $1.6 million.
Greg Raymer’s attorney, Wade Smith, issued a statement:
“Mr. Raymer is very sorry for this lapse in judgment. He regrets deeply the pain he has caused his family, friends and fans. Mr. Raymer is grateful for the many expressions of support he has received.”
In another situation of seven degrees of separation, one of the other arrested in the prostitution sting was 41 year old Christopher Burell Shella. Why is this bizarre? Christopher Burell Shella once worked as an attorney for Duke Lacrosse faux accuser Crystal Mangum after she was arrested on murder charges in 2011. What are the odds? Life is stranger than fiction.
Well, isn’t this special …
The FBI is investigating New Jersey Democrat Senator Bob Menendez for sex with underage female prostitutes while on trips to the Dominican Republic. According to reports, the prostitutes were as young as 16 years old. How exactly is this guy still in office? Heck, disgraced NY Representative Anthony Weiner left office because of lewd pics on Twitter. All Menendez is doing is paying for sex with underage Dominican Republic hookers. This is a crime, is it not? WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?
Documents published online for the first time Thursday indicate that the FBI opened an inquiry into New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on August 1, 2012, focusing on repeated trips he took to the Dominican Republic with longtime campaign contributor and Miami eye doctor Salomon Melgen. TheDC reported in November that Menendez purchased the service of prostitutes in that Caribbean nation at a series of alcohol-fueled sex parties.
The documents, which The Daily Caller had obtained hours earlier from an anonymous source, also indicate that Carrie Levine, research director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), was alerted on April 9, 2012 to Menendez’s habit of paying for sex while outside the United States.
Check out the details from Feds Investigation on Senator Menendez.
I am guessing that Bob Menendez did not take the below video to heart. Instead he wanted to further exploit the exploited. How is this man still a US Senator? This is an FBI investigation where Menendez has exploited the most vulnerable in a country where children are treated like a commodity.
Who are the children and aspects of vulnerability?
According to newspaper reports approximately 30,000 children and adolescents are involved in the sex industry. Two thirds of those are girls. The main reason for entering prostitution is to support themselves, their children or their family. It has also been found that girls enter prostitution with the aspiration of meeting a rich foreign man that takes them abroad.
Children become involved in prostitution through friends and family who encourage them to migrate and help them to find jobs and settle into tourist areas.
“Many minors, both boys and girls start to work in prostitution between the ages of thirteen – fourteen. Girls are considered sexually available by the time they are twelve – thirteen, while the boys tend to move from shoe shining into offering sexual services as a way of distancing themselves from shoe shining which is considered a childish profession”.
Boys often move into the top end of the market as ‘Sanky Pankies1’, men aged eighteen to thirty who often work for hotels or have some other employment in the tourist sector and mostly provide sexual services for tourist women.
While one reason that children become involved in prostitution is to support the family, there are a number of other causes:
I’m sorry, I must have missed how child sex trafficking is about banking and against the 1%? Child sex trafficking is pretty much universally condemned as one of the most vile, disgusting, reprehensible and immoral acts known to mankind, except by the Occupy Oakland protesters. How could anyone support child sex trafficking?
VIDEO of Occupy Oakland protesters – “Occupiers: All your credibility is lost after antics like that.”
On Wednesday, June 13, members of the Occupy movement protested against a conference dedicated to combatting child sex trafficking — thus, the Occupiers in essence were coming out in favor of one of society’s most loathsome moral crimes.
The protesters mostly were members of Occupy Oakland Patriarchy, a group within the overall Occupy movement tasked with overthrowing our civilization’s “patriarchy.”
The conference which so infuriated them was called HEAT Watch, short for the National Human Exploitation And Trafficking Watch Conference.
If there’s one issue that unites Americans of all political stripes, it’s the sexual enslavement of children. Whatever our opinions on other issues, we all agree that sex trafficking and the prostituting of children is an outrage and a tragedy. Thus, conference attendees included liberal, moderate and conservative politicians; progressive nonprofit organizations; law enforcement groups; religious leaders; and (according to the conference Web site) “social services, medical providers, mental health, education, probation, and
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s praise of the Occupy protesters, “Bless Them”.
Seriously, check out the complete insanity of what has become the Occupy Wall Street movement, courtesy of the Occupy Oakland and all of the pics and videos from ZOMBIE. This is beyond insane and reprehensible. Do these whack jobs have any idea what they are protesting, or worse, do they? SM echoes the outrage of the Lonely Conservative … “These people are nuts. Watch them “bum rush” the conference. Zombie said they also threw paint bombs, eggs and unknown liquids. As if that’s supposed to make them sympathetic figures.”
UPDATE I: Powerline has a great post on the demise of the Occupy Protest Movement.
YIKES, From Miss USA Contest … Miss Ohio Thinks Prostitution Is a Positive Movie Role For Women Like in Movie Pretty Woman (Video)
What ever happened to beauty contestants just saying that they were for world peace? Miss Ohio misses the issue of prostitution and the devastating effects it has on woman.
Have morals and standards really changed that much in the United States? During the Miss USA contest Miss Ohio was asked the following question, do you think woman are depicted in movies and in television in an accurate and positive way? The answer … um, Miss Ohio thinks that Julia Roberts in ‘Pretty Woman’ playing a prostitute was an example of woman being played in a positive manner. Really, Hollywood glorifying prostitution is a positive thing? UNREAL!
From The O’Reilly Factor
So in the mind of Miss Ohio as long as the prostitute winds up in the end with a millionaire Richard Gere type all is ok and a positive message. Dear Miss Ohio, how often do you think that really happens? Of all the movies and TV shows that is what you come up with as positive? WOW! A note to Miss Ohio, glorifying prostitution would be depicting woman in a negative manner.
On a side note, who can forget this Video doozy from Miss South Carolina. Good thing she didn’t get the positive role model for woman question.