Friday, April 18, 2014
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.
Tim Greenway / Staff Photographer
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.