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"Zumba prostitution scandal" keeps Kennebunk, Maine waiting for names amid appeal

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Alexis Wright during her arraignment Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 in Portland, Maine for allegedly providing sex for money at her fitness studio and office.
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(CBS/AP) KENNEBUNK, Maine - It'll be at least next week before the names of clients in the alleged Kennebunk, Maine "Zumba prostitution scandal" are made public.

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Police declined Friday to release any names because of a court challenge by a lawyer for two of the suspected customers of Alexis Wright, one of two people accused of using her Zumba classes as a front for a sex-for-sale ring.

The appeal to the Maine Supreme Court is aimed at keeping the names confidential. It asks for an expedited hearing that won't happen until Monday at the earliest.

Wright, of Wells, has pleaded not guilty to prostitution, invasion of privacy and other charges for allegedly accepting money for sex and secretly videotaping her encounters. Her business partner also pleaded not guilty.

A lawyer who has seen the list of alleged johns says it contains more than 150 names.

Complete coverage of the "Zumba prostitution scandal" on Crimesider

  • Barry Leibowitz

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