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New legal twists in Zumba prostitution case

Alexis Wright (AP Photo) Alexis Wright (AP Photo)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A lawyer for two alleged clients of a Maine woman accused of running a prostitution business out of her Zumba dance studio in Kennebunk and secretly videotaped the encounters has filed a motion to block the release of names of the men suspected as her clients. 

Stephen Schwartz told The Associated Press he filed the motion in court Thursday, a day before police were expected to possibly release the first batch of names. 

Schwartz said the release of the names has a great potential to ruin people's reputations, families and businesses and to prejudice any potential jury. 

"All it does is appeal the most prurient interests of the public," he told the AP. 

Townspeople have said they've heard that lawyers, doctors, law enforcement officials, a television personality and other well-known people in town are included in a detailed clientele list police found. 

Alexis Wright, 29, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 106 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, tax evasion and other charges for allegedly providing sex for money at her fitness studio and a nearby office. The man police say was her business partner, 57-year-old Mark Strong Sr., pleaded not guilty to 59 counts of promotion of prostitution and violation of privacy. 

The Portland Press Herald first reported the filing of the motion.

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