Jury selected in Zumba prostitution case in Maine

February 20, 2013, 1:45 pm
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ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A jury has been selected for the trial of a man accused of helping a Zumba fitness instructor run a prostitution business in Maine.
    
Opening statements are expected Wednesday afternoon in the trial of Mark Strong Sr. following the selection of 12 jurors and four alternates.
    
Jury selection had stalled for more than three weeks after prosecutors appealed the dismissal of 46 invasion-of-privacy counts against the married insurance businessman. Strong will stand trial on 13 other counts dealing with promotion of prostitution.
    
Strong, who's from Thomaston, and fitness instructor Alexis Wright have pleaded not guilty.
    
Wright faces charges including engaging in prostitution in her dance studio in Kennebunk. She'll be tried later.

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