Transcript for Zumba Prostitution Scandal: Police Charge 21 Men
The latest on the scandal shaking a wealthy resort town in maine. A zumba instructor has been arrested for running a prostitution ring out of her dance studio. Reporter: This morning, 21 men allegedly caught up in the zumba prostitution investigation has been revealed. Late monday, the police released the first 21 names about the 20 men and 1 woman being investigated. 21 of them now charged with engaging in prostitution. Police believe they were clients of 29-year-old zumba fitness instructor alexis wright, charged with running a prostitution operation out of her fitness studio. The men summoned have to appear IN COURT ON DECEMBER 5th. While police did not include ages and addresses for the alleged johns, overnight, abc news reached two men on the list, who confirmed they have been charged. Monday, the judge denied the motion filed been an attorney for two of the alleged johns, quote, it would be a harm to thei professional reputations and professional relationships." Meantime, wright has pleaded not guilty to 106 counts related to her alleged prostitution ring. Abc news exclusively tracked down wright at her home. Can we talk to you about the allegations? Absolutely not. Reporter: The allegations are not true? I'm calling the police. Reporter: Okay. Police say they have gathered over 100 hours of video as evidence, recorded by wright and her alleged accomplice, 57-year-old mark strong sr. He has pleaded not guilty. Strong's attorney says he welcomes the release of the name. Usually, disclosed to the public, I don't think should be held back in this case. Reporter: We contacted two men who confirmed they are on the list. One said he made a mistake and would like to move on. The other said, quote, we will all be exonerated. Abc news has decided not to publish the list until we can verify all involved. Let's go to dan abrams to get more on this. A bit of a compromise by the
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