April 24, 2018
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Convicted Zumba prostitute called to testify at trial of alleged client

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Alexis S. Wright
By Jennifer Feals, York County Coast Star

ALFRED, Maine — Admitted prostitute Alexis Wright, who is three months into a 10-month jail sentence, will appear in court again Thursday after being subpoenaed to testify at the upcoming trial of one of her alleged clients.

Wright’s attorney, Sarah Churchill, said her client has been subpoenaed by prosecutors to testify at next week’s scheduled trial of Donald Hill of Old Orchard Beach.

Hill, Kennebunk High School’s former hockey coach, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of engaging a prostitute.

A Thursday hearing is set to determine whether Wright will have to testify, Churchill said.

She had no comment on concerns surrounding Wright’s testimony or whether her client would, in fact, testify.

Hill, who is among the first of 68 men and women charged in relation to the case, is the first alleged client to take his case to trial. Of those charged, at least 58 have pleaded guilty.

Hill was seen on last week’s TLC documentary, “Sex, Lies and Zumba,” saying he thought he and Wright were dating.

Wright, 30, of Wells, pleaded guilty in May to 20 counts related to prostitution, theft by deception and evasion of income tax. She was sentenced to 10 months in jail and ordered to pay more than $58,000 in fines and restitution.

Wright’s business partner, Mark Strong, 57, of Thomaston, was convicted in March of promotion of prostitution and served his 15-day jail sentence, which was reduced from 20 days.

Assistant District Attorney Patrick Gordon did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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