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Opening Arguments Presented in Maine Zumba Prostitution Trial
02/20/2013   Reported By: Patty B. Wight

After much delay, opening arguments were heard this afternoon in the trial of Mark Strong Sr. He's the Thomaston insurance agent accused of helping Zumba fitness dance instructor Alexis Wright run a prostitution business out of her studio in Kennebunk. The trial had been on hold for more than three weeks, until things got underway today at York County Superior Court. Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter talks with MPBN's Patty Wight, who was in Alfred today following the events.

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Opening Arguments Presented in Maine Zumba Prostit Listen

Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter talks with MPBN's Patty Wight about the latest developments in the Zumba prostitution trial, including today's opening arguments by the prosecution and defense.

Editor's Note:  In the interest of full disclosure, the defense for Mark Strong Sr. has indicated that it may call MPBN News Director Keith Shortall as a potential character witness. Shortall, who grew up in Thomaston, has community connections to Strong, and removed himself from editorial involvement in news coverage of the case beginning with Strong's arrest last July.



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