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Jury selection starts in Zumba prostitution case

3 years 3 months 1 week ago January 22, 2013 Jan 22, 2013 Tuesday, January 22 2013 Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:30:00 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

ALFRED, Maine - The process of finding a jury for the trial of the business partner of a Zumba instructor charged with using her Maine studio as a prostitution front has broken for the day.

About a third of 140 potential jurors called for the trial of Mark Strong Sr. were released Tuesday as lawyers for both sides sought to find a jury untainted by international news coverage of the prostitution scandal in Kennebunk.

The 59-year-old Strong, of Thomaston, is charged with conspiring with Alexis Wright, alleged to have running a prostitution operation out of her studio.

Strong is facing 59 misdemeanor charges. The trial is expected to last two to three weeks.

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