March 4, 2013

Prosecution rests case in Zumba trial

By Scott Dolan sdolan@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Strong's attorneys had listed plans to call at least 10 witnesses, but after calling three members of the Kennebunk police force Monday, they planned to call only one more Kennebunk police officer, who was unavailable Monday, and one additional witness.

Lilley had said that he might call Strong to the stand, if the judge might limit his testimony to certain documents.

As court ended for the day Monday, attorneys were preparing language for the judge to read to the jury explaining that if the "johns" had been called to the stand, their testimony would have shown that they paid Wright for sex and did not see Strong at that time.

Wright, 30, of Wells, is scheduled to stand trial in May on 106 counts, including promotion of prostitution, engaging in prostitution, violation of privacy, conspiracy, tax offenses and receiving welfare benefits when ineligible.

The case has drawn international attention, in part because Wright is suspected of keeping a meticulous list of customers, including prominent figures. Sixty-six have been charged and 18 had been convicted by the end of last year.

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