This undated photo shows Alexis Wright, the 29-year-old Zumba instructor charged with running a brothel out of her dance studio in Kennebunk, Maine, and secretly videotaping many of her encounters. The photo appears to have been shot by her co-defendant and alleged business partner, 57-year-old Mark Strong Sr., who has pleaded not guilty to 59 counts of promotion of prostitution and violation of privacy.
(CBS) -- From the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial, to a "hot dog hooker" who sold stripteases from her New York truck, to a Maine Zumba instructor accused of selling sex at her studio, Crimesider looks back at some of the most controversial and unusual sex-related crimes that made the news in 2012.
A sex crime can be described as a statutory offense that involves illegal or coerced sexual activity such as a person knowingly causing another to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat. According to RAINN.org, one of the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organizations, there are on average 207,754 sexual assault victims each year in the U.S., with someone being assaulted every two minutes.