December 31, 2012

Two more men plead guilty in Kennebunk prostitution case

From staff reports

ALFRED – Two more men who were charged with being clients of Alexis Wright pleaded guilty Monday to engaging a prostitute, bringing to 14 the number of men who have pleaded or been found guilty in the Kennebunk prostitution case.

click image to enlarge

Alexis Wright

Tim Greenway / Staff Photographer

Related headlines

Jens-Peter Bergen, 54, of 79 Portland Road in Kennebunk, and Dale Madore, 44, of 242 West Pownal Road in North Yarmouth, pleaded guilty through their attorneys, without appearing in York County Superior Court to face the misdemeanor charges.

Justice Paul Fritzsche fined Bergen $600 plus $130 in fees and court costs, and fined Madore $1,000 plus $210 in fees and court costs.

The York County District Attorney's Office identified the two men in response to a Freedom of Access request filed by the Portland Press Herald.

Including Bergen and Madore, 66 people have been charged with engaging a prostitute in the case.

Wright, 30, a former Zumba instructor, is accused of engaging in prostitution at her studio in Kennebunk. She has pleaded not guilty to 106 counts, including promotion of prostitution, engaging in prostitution, violation of privacy, conspiracy, tax offenses and receiving welfare when ineligible.

She reportedly kept detailed records of more than 150 clients, including some prominent figures.


Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)