May 31, 2013

Kennebunk prostitute: I was conned by my partner

Alexis Wright's lawyer will argue Friday that she believed she was working as a secret operative for Mark Strong Sr.

By Scott Dolan sdolan@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Alexis Wright, left, listens to her lawyer Sarah Churchill during a court hearing last year. She will be sentenced Friday.

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"She meets an older man and over a period of years is taken in by him first as a model, then as part of his private investigation firm and is told a story, which she all too readily believes, about how she is an operative working for the state to investigate all manner of sexual deviants," Churchill wrote, arguing that Strong had psychological control of Wright.

In addition to the jail time, fines and restitution, the agreement calls for Wright to be given a one-year suspended jail term to be served after her release. She will be on administrative supervision as she begins restitution on a payment plan.

The lead prosecutor in the case, Deputy District Attorney Justina McGettigan, said in her nine-page sentencing argument that the sentence sought for Wright is greater than Strong's sentence because Wright was charged with financial crimes while Strong was not.

Wright has asked that she be allowed to serve her jail sentence in Cumberland County rather than York County because the jail in Portland has a visitation policy that would allow her closer contact with her son.

Scott Dolan can be contacted at 791-6304 or at:

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