Transcript for Zumba Instructor Sentenced to 10 Months in Jail
Development this morning -- prostitution case that went off like a bomb in the quaint seaside town of -- on main. -- -- charge of running a prostitution ring out of -- studio customers including a former Mara hockey coach and a minister. What she said in court at her sentencing and even more remarkably what her husband said ABC's Lindsay -- So on the story good morning. Data and -- this sad and bizarre case just became even more surreal with Alexis -- claims she was duped into thinking. She was a private investigator searching for bad guys. -- this morning it -- -- by instructor turned prostitute Alexis Wright is in prison. The thirty year old pleaded guilty to charges she turned her exercise studio into a brothel. In an address to the court Wright said she's happy she got busted and when she gets out she wants to help women like herself. -- -- -- Weeks story. Wright was sentenced to ten months behind bars part of the deal in exchange for her guilty pleas to two when he counts including prostitution. Tax evasion and benefits -- rights lawyers say she was manipulated by businessman mark strong into believing she was an operative for his private investigation firm charged with exposing sexual deviant acts. -- Says. Prosecutors didn't buy it neither did the judge in a separate trial strong was sentenced to just twenty days after his conviction for promoting prostitution. Rights attorney admits -- story sounds farfetched but says sexual abuse from her childhood made her an easy target what we have here is. And her small piece of who she is a person the -- but teacher and her business partner shot to international notoriety after police -- raided her dance studio in the sleepy main town of ten about fifteen months ago. Another strange twist in this case -- husband Jason troll bridge found out about the prostitution nearly a year before police he chose to stick -- -- -- the teacher and her now eight year old son. In a statement to the court he said he watched her live in fear. As strong -- videos as a tool. For extortion guys you couldn't make no one in the real victim attorney general -- -- absolutely thanks hunting.
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