(CBS) KENNEBUNK, Maine - Zumba instructor Alexis Wright and her business partner will be tried separately in connection to their alleged far-flung prostitution operation, a Maine judge has ruled.
Wright is charged with turning her studio into a brothel in Kennebunk, a seaside town of 10,000 residents. She has pleaded not guilty to 106 counts including prostitution, invasion of privacy and tax-related charges. charges including prostitution and invasion of privacy.
Her co-defendant, Mark Strong, Sr., from Thomaston, has pleaded not guilty to dozens of 59 misdemeanor counts of promoting prostitution and violating privacy.
Dan Lilley, a lawyer for insurance agent Strong, said Tuesday the judge put Strong's case on the January docket, and Alexis Wright will be tried later.
At least 58 men in the case have been charged with engaging a prostitute.