Zumba Prostitution Scandal

A Zumba instructor is accused of running a prostitution ring out of her dance studio.
3:00 | 10/12/12

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It is a new england hamlet best know for beaches and blueberry fields. But tonight, kennebunk, maine, reel iing over. The exercise instructor at the center of the case allegedly kept a secret list that now threatens to expose over 100 clients. And if they start naming names in a town of only 10,000, oh, you can imagine the impact. Here's abc's john schriffen. Reporter: She's a zumba instructor with an alleged side business. 29-year-old alexis wright, seen here in this video for her now shuttered zumba dance studio. Wright is at the center of a sex scandal that's shaken this quiet new england town to its roots. Complete with alleged sex tapes and a potentially revealing and devastating list of client names. This week, she was charged with over 100 counts of prostitution and vags of privacy. Not guilty. Reporter: Along with her alleged business partner, 57-year-old mark strong. Not guilty, your honor. Reporter: We want to h house today. Hello? Anybody home? But -- you don't want to talk about the alallegations? Absolutely not. Reporter: Did you do it? I will pick up the phone and I will call the police. Reporter: Wright operated the pura vida zumba studio, just a few miles down the line from the exclusive summer compound of the bush family where bush number one stick has a summer place, where george w. Bush spent his boyhood summers and where the whole clan still vacations today. Her studio closed in august after wright fell behind on the rent. Area resident maureen wells took her class. I just didn't feel she related as well to the participants. I thought she was a little -- I don't know, not risque, but a little flirtatious at times with a couple of the male participants of the class. But I think, it's zumba. You're in there to have fun. Reporter: The indictment alleges she secretly recorded over 100 hours of video with her clients. She already uploaded amateur porn videos of herself. If you googled her name, there were some very pornographic videos that you could easily pull up. Reporter: But at the heart of the scandal, what everyone in kennebunk is waiting to see, a list of names, alleged clients kept by wright. Do you want to see the list yourself? Absolutely. Reporter: Why is that? Because I'm curious. Just like everybody else in town. Reporter: Who is on the list? Dan lilley is the attorney for mark strong. All I can tell you is, there seems to be every occupation on there. I'm told there's police officers and firemen, accountants and tv personalities and lawyers and -- it's -- it runs the gamut of americana, at least in maine. Reporter: And what could the list mean? There's a separate list with names and certain codes that would seem to reflect sexual acts. And amounts, you know, there would be amount of $150, in one case, I think it was $1,500. Reporter: The judge has said that she won't block the release of the names, but that decision has been appealed to maine supreme court. Wright's attorney didn't respond to requests for an interview. Laura is the editor of the local paper, "the york county co-star." They've covered the story since the summer. When you first started covering the story, did you think it would this big? It's become even bigger. Reporter: She knows there will be fallout when and if the names are made public. I think there's going to be a lot of public ugliness. There's going to be a lot of difficult months ahead. Reporter: There have been high profile prostitution cases in the past. Heidi fleiss, to name but one. But not in such a small community where everyone knows one another. Many residents are worried about the innocent victims. How do you see this story affecting the kids of this community? My own daughter is in high school and has had people really angrily say to her, it's not right that the papers are going to print this, it's not right what your mom is going to do? Everybody is waiting with baited breath.And the kids might have a problem with it if they know somebody, if their father or whatever is involved in it. Going to be interesting to see how it all plays out. Reporter: As the leaves begin to fall, many are hoping the scandal will soon get swept away and forgotten. So, this picturesque town can get back to normal. For "nightline," I'm john schriffen in kennebunk, maine. Our thanks to john for that.

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