Prosecutors rest in Kennebunk prostitution case

1:54 PM, Mar 4, 2013   |    comments
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ALFRED, Maine (AP) - The prosecution has rested its case in the trial of a Maine insurance agent accused of helping a Zumba instructor engage in prostitution.

The defense followed with a motion Monday to dismiss 12 of 13 counts against Mark Strong Sr. that relate to the promotion of prosecution.

The judge didn't immediately rule.

Prosecutors ended their case without calling any convicted johns to testify. The defense had stipulated that paid-sex acts took place.

Strong is accused of helping Alexis Wright use her Kennebunk fitness studio as a front for prostitution.

Strong acknowledged co-signing for Wright's lease but contends he didn't profit from her activities.

She'll be tried later.

Videos played for jurors indicate Strong discussed operational details with Wright and watched sex acts from his computer 100 miles away in Thomaston.

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