October 26, 2012

Lawyer to argue for dismissal of Kennebunk prostitution case

The lawyer for Mark Strong Sr. says prosecutors haven't provided him with documents and other evidence as required under the rules of discovery.

By Ann S. Kim akim@mainetoday.com
Staff Writer

ALFRED — The lawyer for the Thomaston man accused of promoting prostitution in Kennebunk will get to argue before a judge that the case should be dismissed.

A hearing in the case of Mark Strong Sr. has been scheduled for Sept. 14 in York County Superior Court.
Strong, a 56-year-old insurance agent and private investigator, was charged last month with promotion of prostitution, a misdemeanor.

In his motion to dismiss, Daniel Lilley, Strong's lawyer, said he should have received documents and other evidence from prosecutors by Aug. 10 but has not. He has also questioned how his client could be charged with promotion of prostitution when no one has been charged with prostitution.

According to a police affidavit, their investigation uncovered links between Strong and Alexis Wright through postal, telephone and bank records.

A search of Wright's Zumba business locations in Kennebunk and her home in Wells turned up videotape of Wright performing sex with men and a meticulous client record, according to the document.

The affidavit states that Wright sent video footage to Strong and asked him to run license plate numbers.

Wright has not been charged with any offense.

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