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Police Release Names In Maine Zumba Prostitution Case

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Alexis Wright in Cumberland County Court Oct. 9.

Alexis Wright in Cumberland County Court Oct. 9.

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PORTLAND (CBS/AP) — Police have released the names of some of the people charged with engaging a prostitute in a high-profile case in Kennebunk after a Maine judge denied a motion seeking to keep the names secret.

Justice Thomas Warren denied a motion Monday seeking to prevent release of the names of alleged customers of a woman charged with prostitution.

Stephen Schwartz, lawyer for two of the accused johns, filed a complaint Monday asking that names be kept private and that criminal charges not be pursued.

Kennebunk police say the following 21 individuals have been charged: Gary Bahlkow, Jens Bergen, Norman Crepeau, Joseph Cuetara, Kenneth Fairbanks, Donald Hill, Monie Hobbs, David Kline, Robert Labonte, Dale Madore, Paul Main, Harry McMann, Kevin Pagliccia, Claude Palmer, Philip Parker, Colin Powers, Clinton Ray, James Soule, John Verreault, James White, and Peter Wormell.

The names were released on the Kennebunk Police website. They will appear in Biddeford District Court on December 5.

Zumba fitness instructor Alexis Wright has pleaded not guilty to 106 counts of prostitution, invasion of privacy and other charges. Her business partner faces 59 misdemeanor counts.

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