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Partner in Zumba Prostitution Case Set for Trial
01/22/2013 10:44 AM ET  

More than 140 potential jurors showed up today in the trial of Mark Strong Sr. in York County Superior Court in Alfred.

ALFRED, Maine (AP) _ Jury selection is starting in the trial of the business partner of a Zumba instructor accused of using her dance studio as a front for prostitution in Maine.

More than 140 potential jurors showed up Tuesday in the trial of Mark Strong Sr. in York County Superior Court in Alfred. The insurance agent from Thomaston faces 59 misdemeanor counts.

Prosecutors say he conspired with Alexis Wright, who is charged with running a prostitution operation out of her studio in the seaside community of Kennebunk.

Officials say it could take several days to select a jury. The trial is expected to last two to three weeks.

The judge will be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn't heard about the case, which created international headlines in the fall.



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