Maine Zumba teacher pleads guilty to prostitution

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March 29, 2013, 4:54 pm
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine Zumba instructor accused of using her fitness studio as a front for prostitution has pleaded guilty to 20 counts.
    
The plea agreement spares Alexis Wright from the prospect of a high-profile trial featuring sex videos, exhibitionism and pornography, and more than a thousand texts and emails detailing the operation.
    
Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 10 months.
    
The 30-year-old Wright was accused of conspiring with insurance agent Mark Strong Sr. to run a prostitution business in which she kept detailed records indicating she made $150,000 over an 18-month period. She was also accused of using a hidden camera to record sex acts without her clients' knowledge.
    
Strong, of Thomaston, was convicted 13 counts related to promotion of prostitution and sentenced to 20 days in jail.

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